U.S. HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition

People of faith, faith leaders and people working in the HIV and AIDS response gather for a one-day faith pre-conference in advance of the U.S. Conference on HIV AIDS (USCHA) to discuss and develop strategies to strengthen the capacity of houses of worship and faith-based organizations who are engaged, or wish to engage, in efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

The focus of this conference will be on the role of faith in attaining and fast-tracking the goals of getting to zero discrimination and zero disparities. The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions with persons living with and affected by HIV, breakout sessions on disparities and social determinants related to health, and disparities in sexuality education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion, participate in the development of strategies, and network with colleagues working in and with faith communities.

The United Church of Christ serves as the fiscal agent for US HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition.

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HIV & Faith Webinar Series

World AIDS Day 2020

World AIDS Day Interfaith Service

Join the World AIDS Day Interfaith Service organized by the US HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition. It will be available online and via live-stream. Keeping with the AIDS 2020 theme, “Resilience and Renewal,” the service will include four faith traditions Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. Each will offer sacred text, a reflection, and a prayer.

On-demand access to the World AIDS Day Interfaith Service.

Ecumenical World AIDS Day Service (virtual)

The World Council of Churches will offer an ecumenical World AIDS Day service in the Christian tradition. The service will be offered In the context of the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ with the Theme: “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility”. 


Webinar Conversations:

HIV Faith Coalitions Then and Now (October 21, 2020)

a conversation with Jesse Milan, Jr. and Rabbi Denise Egger, also including Rabbi Howard Berman and Rev. Dr. David Williams
Moderated by Dr. Ulysses Burley III

National Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (August 30, 2020)

a conversation with Khadijah Abdullah and Rev. Edwin Sanders, also including Vanessa Johnson and Bikkhu Sagaranda Tien
Moderated by Dr. Ulysses Burley III

Prayer and Engaging the Black Church (July 28, 2020)

a conversation with Pernessa Seele and Cary Goodman, also including Elder Carmarion Anderson-Harvey and George Kerr
Moderated by Dr. Ulysses Burley III

AIDS 2020 Interfaith Service


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Tiauna Webb, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL
Dr. Iva Carruthers, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL
Barbara Chinn, Episcopalian, Washington DC
C. Virginia Fields, National Black Leadership Commission on Health, New York, NY
Bishop Yvette Flunder, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Oakland, CA
William Francis, The HUB, Atlanta, GA
Cary Goodman, Balm in Gilead, Richmond, VA
Doris Green, Men and Women in Prison Ministries, Chicago, IL
George Kerr III, Presbyterian HIV Network, Washington DC
Daniel Leyva, National Latino Commission on AIDS, New York, NY
Lisa Matthews, National Black Leadership Commission on Health
Erica Poellot, Faith in Harm Reduction, New York, NY
Edwin C. Sanders II, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church, Nashville, TN
Mike Schuenemeyer, United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network, Cleveland, OH
Pernessa Seele, Balm in Gilead, Richmond, VA
Vanessa Smith, South Side Help Center, Chicago, IL
Charles Straight, Faith UMC, Chicago, IL
David Williams, Metropolitan Community Church, Newark, NJ


Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer
Office +1 216.736.3217
Mobile: +1 216.570.7767
Email: schuenem@ucc.org

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