HIV and AIDS Ministry

 

  • Creates resources for HIV education and prevention
  • Provides technical assistance to local congregations and other settings to build and develop HIV/AIDS Programs
  • Participates in public policy advocacy
  • Works in partnership with individuals, congregations, associations, conferences, and other settings of the church, including Global Ministries, in addition to other churches and faiths.

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Resources
Global Outreach
Global AIDS Ministry Fund
Links

Global Ministries Responds to Uganda's Bill on Sexual Discrimination
Currently on the table in the Ugandan Parliament is the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009, which would discriminate against and outlaw homosexuality. This would also in turn, hinder HIV prevention efforts. This letter was sent on behalf of Global Ministries in response to this legislation. Global Ministries is a partnership between the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

In Memoriam
Rev. Anthony Hollins a hard-working, inspirational leader and devoted member of the UCAN Leadership Team, died on November 25, 2007.  Our prayers are with Anthony, his family and all who knew him.  He leaves a legacy of love, care and compassion in the struggle for justice and healing.

UCAN

UCAN, the United Church of Christ HIV and AIDS Network, is the UCC's national non-profit charitable organization for response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.

UCAN Stop AIDS E-News is the occasional electronic newsletter of UCAN.  Receive updates on what the UCC office for HIV and AIDS Ministries is doing and what UCAN and Global Ministries' partners are doing, as we work together in response to the global AIDS pandemic. 

UCAN News, a print newsletter, is published twice each year with articles, resources and information for HIV and AIDS ministries from the United Church of Christ HIV and AIDS Network (UCAN).

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Resources

HIV Resources Listing PDF
An annotated listing of HIV resources from the United Church of Christ.  Produced by the Wider Church Ministries Office for Health and Wholeness Advocacy.

UCC HIV/AIDS Curriculum: 
Affirming Persons, Saving Lives
A comprehensive HIV/AIDS curriculum for preschool through adult ages.

NEW FREE Download of Affirming Persons-Saving Lives (PDFs)

Why Give Out Condoms?
A resource addressing the importance of making condoms available in faith settings. 

A Great Gift for a Great Cause!
Honey: Reach Out for Me
a CD of South African inspirational and instrumental music of love and faith
Hanelien is the lead singer who, at 31, is living with AIDS. She created this CD to raise funds for a religious organization affiliated with Global Ministries that supports and cares for families affected byHIV/AIDS in South African communities.

Price: $15.00, to order: 800-537-3394
sponsored by Global Ministries

DVD Resources (to order call: 800-537-3394)

Courage to Hope: Responding to AIDS in Rural China
Among the 3,300 people who live in Shuangmiao Village, more than 500 are living with HIV. This village has suffered hundreds of AIDS related deaths, leaving scores of orphaned children. "Courage to Hope" shares the stories of people in Shuangmiao Village. Through it, viewers will  discover ways to join the reponse efforts of Global Ministries.

Coming to Say Goodbye, Stories of AIDS in Africa
This (Maryknoll Productions) documentary is about courageous people living with and responding to HIV/AIDS in Kenya and Tanzania. Included in the DVD resource is the film, study helps, the music video "Give Me Hope" as performed by the Sinikithemba HIV Positive Choir of South Africa, and links to a variety of resource-rich web sites. The DVD is produced by AFRUS-AIDS which is a broad-based coalition of global women's networks and faith-based organizations working in partnership with African grassroots women's organizations in the struggle to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The film may also be ordered in VHS format from Maryknoll (film only).

Global Outreach

World AIDS Day is celebrated every year on December 1st. Inlcuded here are worship resources, fact sheets, and more for you to use in planning your celebration.

Global HIV and AIDS projects and stories from Global Ministries.  Global Ministries is the common witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ responsible for nurturing relationships with international partners on behalf of Disciples and the UCC.

Links
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Kaiser Family Foundation
UNAIDS 
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
Balm in Gilead
National Minority AIDS Council 
AIDS Quilt, The Names Project Foundation 

Global AIDS Ministry Fund
A special disaster fund appeal for HIV/AIDS has been issued from the UCC office of the Global Sharing of Resources (One Great Hour of Sharing) and the Disciples Overseas Ministry (Week of Compassion). This fund is designed to support the HIV/AIDS work of our global mission partners. The area desks of Global Ministries have information on their websites on the significant HIV/AIDS work of our partners and sponsored agencies.

Donate to the Global AIDS Ministry Fund

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CONTACT INFO

Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer
Executive for Health and Wholeness Advocacy
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3217
schuenem@ucc.org