Faith on the Fast Track Event

This event took place at the UCC Church House, Cleveland, OH
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Faith on the Fast Track of HIV Response

with Special Guest, The Rev. Phumzile Mabizela
Executive Director, INERELA+
The International Network of Religious Leaders
Living with and affected by HIV & AIDS
Johannesburg, South Africa


12.00pm – Worship in the Amistad Chapel, Preacher – Rev. Mabizela


1.00pm – Lunch and Film with Discussion; Film: NGIYAPHILA Spirituality & Sexuality

About the FILM: NGIYAPHILA Spirituality & Sexuality

The film follows Reverend Phumzile Mabizela on a passionate journey, engaging with religious leaders and church congregations on issues of spirituality and sexuality. As a strong willed woman, who is openly living with HIV, she promotes positive living and inclusion. Reverend Mabizela talks about spirituality and sexuality in an honest and humorous way, celebrating both as gifts from God. Through Contextual Bible Studies she challenges church leaders to re-examine their own understandings and beliefs. For her, Centres of Worship need to be places of healing, which embrace diversity and challenge discrimination, especially against people living with HIV and the LGBTI community.


UCAN is the United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network
email:, phone: +1.216.736.2284
Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer, Executive Director