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In a high level summit meeting held at the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Washington, D.C., Christian groups were urged by high-level speakers to continue to make progress and forge new partnerships beyond their comfort zone in the fight against AIDS. Hosted by Rick and Kay Warren with Saddleback Church, the event featured a video […] Read More

People dying from AIDS-related illnesses have waited long enough for a response from a pharmaceutical industry dragging its feet in search of profits, participants meeting in advance of AIDS 2012 were told. David Deakin, from Tearfund in the United Kingdom, who once worked in the industry, spoke of the 15-year battle between 1996 and 2003. […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) A star-studded array of political and religious leaders—from President Obama to rock legend Bono to AIDS activist Kay Warren—came together Thursday (Dec. 1) for World AIDS Day to call for an entirely AIDS-free generation by 2015. The speakers at the event, called “The Beginning of the End of AIDS,” said that the science […] Read More

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The morality and effectiveness of using condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS will be on the agenda at a Vatican conference this weekend (May 27-28), six months after comments by Pope Benedict XVI again touched off worldwide controversy. The conference, which will focus on “the centrality of care” in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS, is […] Read More

World AIDS Day is here. I’ve been bracing for another stupid Twitter stunt and whatever other kinds of ridiculousness might ensue in the name of marketing disguised as “awareness-raising.” But I wasn’t prepared for this: Today, “Kim Kardashian is going to die a little,” according to a New York Times story. “So is her sister, […] Read More

World Aids Day is Dec. 1 each year. It is a time when people around the world focus on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and remember those who are infected and affected by the pandemic.   It is difficult for me to conceive how churches can be relevant today without engaging the pandemic with a missional focus today. […] Read More

When Macarena Aldape cleans a wound or treats a rash, her Banjara patients often ask her why she is helping them.  The Banjara people’s socio-economic status often limits their access to healthcare, education and jobs with decent wages. “The same God who created you created me and loves us,” Macarena Aldape, a registered nurse, tells […] Read More

Churches across the UK have been encouraged to step up their commitment to tackling the global AIDS pandemic. The call came from a variety of Christian HIV and AIDS charities and agencies ahead of World AIDS day on Monday. More than 2.1 million people died from AIDS related illnesses last year alone. Nearly 7,000 people […] Read More

CNN’s Campbell Brown correctly identified “True Love Waits” as an abstinence program in Sunday’s Compassion Forum with the Democratic presidential candidates focusing on faith issues. But she failed to challenge the Southern Baptist Convention president’s exaggerated claim crediting the faith-based program with reducing the rate of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. SBC President Frank Page asked Sen. […] Read More

Did the American government invent AIDS as a genocidal tool against African-Americans, as claimed by Jeremiah Wright, the controversial preacher best known as Sen. Barack Obama’s spiritual mentor? “The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color,” the now retired pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of […] Read More