The Black Church & HIV Initiative Launches New Resources

April 3, 2017

Press Releases

The Black Church & HIV Initiative Launches Newly Updated Pastoral Resources for Faith Leaders, Empowering Them to Incorporate HIV into Ministry Today, The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative announced the release of its newly updated pastoral resources for faith leaders in honor of Minority Health Month. The Pastoral Brief and the Activity

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

March 6, 2017


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

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Reverend Charles Straight

January 5, 2017


Pastor, Faith United Methodist Church Chicago, IL “I serve as an Ambassador for The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative and support the NAACP in ending the HIV epidemic in Black America because the presence of HIV in our community has produced an unfair and discriminatory behavior that demands a social justice

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Commit to Preach, Share, Act this Day of Unity

June 29, 2016


On July 17, The Black Church & HIV initiative will recognize the fifth annual Day of Unity, a day on which faith leaders across the United States unite in the fight against HIV, preaching from the pulpit about the disparate impact of HIV on Black America. While progress has been made in the fight against

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A Real Commitment to Action

September 30, 2015


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

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