World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

2013-2015 World AIDS Day theme:

Getting to ZERO
Zero new infections
Zero AIDS-related deaths
Zero stigma and discrimination

Although its official annual observance is December 1, 
each day a person in the world is living with AIDS is a World AIDS Day.  

World AIDS Day is an important occasion for building awareness and stepping-up our responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in our own communities and around the world.   Yes, there have been significant medical advances and more people are on treatment than ever before.  Still, the scale of response is not meeting the need for treatment, prevention, care and support.

The importance of the whole church engaging in HIV response has never been more critical.  As never before, there is a path to ending the epidemic in our lifetime.  The implementation of the 27th General Synod's resolution, "Calling for Comprehensive HIV Prevention in Church and Community," is the road map for the UCC, inviting the whole church to be faithful to do all it can.

As you plan for this global observance, please use the following resources, adapting them according to the needs of your particular context.

About Getting to ZERO

Worship/Spiritual Resources

Aids Day Sermon from MHUCC on Vimeo.

Global Ministries - Projects, Stories, Resources
Global Ministries is the common witness of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) responsible for nurturing relationships with international partners on behalf of Disciples and the UCC.

Advent Calendar and other resources from the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance


HIV-related Videos on the UCC YouTube Channel

U.S. National AIDS Strategy

UNAIDS Global Report 2014

UN Political Declaration (June 2011)

Global HIV Strategic Investment Framework

Fact Sheets


More Resources

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Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer, Executive Director
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