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 likely to know they have HIV;
– Less likely to seek treatment; and
– More likely to die as a result of complications from AIDS than any other race.
However, leaders like you hold the key to reach thousands of your community members with life-saving information and resources. The Black Church & HIV initiative and the Black Church have worked together to harness the power of faith leaders to turn the tide on the HIV epidemic within the Black community. But there’s still more work to do and we need your voice in the fight against HIV. Our newly updated, FREE resources will equip you to do just that.
The Pastoral Brief is an introduction to The Black Church & HIV, along with first-hand stories of how faith leaders can preach about HIV as a social justice issue and impact the lives of those living with HIV. The Activity Manual is designed to provide faith leaders with more detailed information about HIV, as well as specific recommendations on activities that combat HIV and AIDS in the African-American community.
The Pastoral Brief, accompanied with the Activity Manual, will provide you with the tools you need to effectively engage your flock and successfully fight and defeat HIV as a social justice issue impacting the African-American community. They are available for pre-order in honor of National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.
Pre-order your copy today and we’ll send instructions for downloading these resources first.
This initiative believes in social justice. We believe in a sustained commitment to create a society that is equal and fair for all people. We believe that health equity is a social justice challenge, and that no one should be denied the possibility to be healthy because they belong to a group that has historically been economically and socially disadvantaged. Help us reach your community by pre-ordering these new resources today and incorporating them into your ministries.
For more information about the initiative, please visit http://theblackchurchandhiv.org/.