HIV/AIDS Resources

 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 

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

Curriculum Update: The videos for Affirming Persons-Saving Lives are now available on DVD. The DVD contains two videos, "Learning about AIDS" and "In the Day of Adversity.” If you already have the curriculum and would like the videos on DVD, you may order it for the cost of shipping at UCC resources by calling 1-800-537-3394.

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

United in Battling HIV/AIDS: A Guide to Understanding How Faith Communities Can Make a Difference (PDF)

National HIV/AIDS Strategy

HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
A list of the current HIV/AIDS Awareness Days for 2010.

Timeline of HIV/AIDS Epidemic
A timeline of events throughout the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, from 1980 to the present.

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. 

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  

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 

 

 

 

 

 

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216-736-3217
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