In the Community

  • Creating a Brighter Future for Our Children: The Power of the Church to Fight the HIV Epidemic in Black Youth

    By Pastor Curt D. Thomas and Pastor Kelcy G.L. Steele

    As pastors, our Sundays are spent standing in front of our congregations, delivering messages of faith, community, and understanding. We have committed our lives to serving in the honor of God, delivering love and acceptance to all those around us. As pastors, we fight to protect our people – battling social injustices, discrimination, and the … Continue reading Creating a Brighter Future for Our Children: The Power of the Church to Fight the HIV Epidemic in Black Youth

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  • This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Speak Up to Inspire Change

    By Dr. Marjorie Innocent, Senior Director of Health Programs, NAACP

    Every year on March 10, we recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day…

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  • Join the Fight: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    By The Black Church & HIV

    Each year on February 7, we recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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  • Uniting in Action on World AIDS Day

    By The Black Church & HIV

    Today, on World AIDS Day, we unite in support of the 35 million people around the world living with HIV/AIDS and recommit to achieving an AIDS-free generation. While significant strides have been made in prevention and treatment, the struggle with HIV continues in Black America as our brothers and sisters bear the brunt of the disease.

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  • A Real Commitment to Action

    By Pastor John R. Faison, Sr.

    Over the last few days, I have had the fortunate privilege of participating in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015 Annual Meeting to share an update on the joint Commitment to Action between the NAACP and Gilead Sciences, which promises to scale The Black Church & HIV initiative through 2018. As an ambassador to the initiative, and someone who is passionate about reversing the course of HIV among Black Americans, I am proud to report that to date, this program has reached more than 500 faith leaders across the country with messages about integrating HIV as a social justice issue into church activities.

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  • Commit to Preach, Share, Act this Day of Unity

    By The Black Church & HIV Initiative

    On July 17, The Black Church & HIV initiative will recognize the fifth annual Day of Unity…

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  • Take Action in Honor of National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

    By The Black Church & HIV Initiative

    The African-American community is on the front lines of the fight against HIV. On average, African-Americans are likely to experience worse health outcomes than any other racial or ethnic group. As a high-risk population, African-Americans are: –  More likely to progress from HIV to AIDS within one year of being diagnosed with HIV; –  Less … Continue reading Take Action in Honor of National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

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  • Our Ministry, the Manual, and a Mindset

    By Pastor William Francis, Lead Servant at Atlanta Faith in Action

    I have served as an Ambassador with The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative for the last six years and I am proud to be a co-contributor to the newly released Pastoral Brief and Activity Manual. I think for many, the Activity Manual, the subject of HIV, and balancing the Gospel and … Continue reading Our Ministry, the Manual, and a Mindset

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