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 U.S. HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition.
HIV, Faith and Latinx Communities
October 13, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern U.S.
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.
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”.
AIDS 2020 Interfaith Service
U.S. HIV & AIDS FAITH COALITION LEADERS
Khadijah Abdullah, RAHMA, Washington DC
Sande Bailey-Gwinn, Foundations For Living
Ulysses Burley, UBtheCURE
Tiauna Webb, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL
Dr. Iva Carruthers, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL
Barbara Chinn, Episcopalian, Washington DC
Michael Crumpler, Unitarian Universalists, New York, NY
C. Virginia Fields, National Black Leadership Commission on Health, New York, NY
Kamal Fizazi, Lay Muslim Member, 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
George Kerr III, Presbyterian HIV Network, Washington DC
Daniel Leyva, National Latino Commission on AIDS, New York, NY
Erica Poellot, Faith in Harm Reduction, New York, NY
Edwin C. Sanders II, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church, Nashville, TN
Louis Shackleford, HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Mike Schuenemeyer, United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network, Cleveland, OH
Pernessa Seele, Balm in Gilead, Richmond, VA
David Williams, Metropolitan Community Church, Newark, NJ