What can I do as a Faith Leader?

The Black Church & HIV is asking you to:

  • Read the Manual and Pastoral Brief to learn more about HIV and what role you could play in addressing HIV as a social justice issue.
  • Consider inviting the initiative or a local community-based health agency to facilitate in-person trainings about HIV as a social justice issue to help you and your leadership develop or expand your church’s response to the HIV crisis.
  • Increase dialogue about HIV and commit to on-going actions to raise awareness, engagement and advocacy about HIV as a social justice issue within your church and the larger community using the strategies outlined in the manual.

We also encourage you to participate in the annual Day of Unity, which unites faith leaders across the country in a movement against HIV. Learn more on our Day of Unity page.

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Learn About Our Work In the Community

Visit our blog to read about the work The Black Church & HIV initiative is doing across the U.S. to fight the HIV epidemic’s disparate impact on Black America.

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Social Justice

The Pastoral Brief and Activity Manual provide more in-depth information about HIV’s impact on the Black community, resources, and how to join the fight.

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