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Published on February 25th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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25th Anniversary of the Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

The Gospel of Healing: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS

The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities; and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement.

Now in its 25th year, The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS this national faith mobilization campaign continues to call men and women of faith to prayer and to take aggressive action in dismantling AIDS stigma; to model unconditional love and compassion to all persons living with and affected by HIV; to disseminate factual HIV education and to engage communities in HIV testing and treatment services.

On Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., The Brookland Baptist Church HIV/AIDS Care Team and the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council’s Project FAITH Initiative, invite parishioners and the public to a screening of The Gospel of Healing: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS, an exciting documentary featuring innovative African American faith-based programs who are committed to slowing down the spread of HIV in their communities.  The Hat’s Luncheon, a program of the Carmel United Methodist Church in Bamberg, South Carolina, is featured in the documentary.

Mr. Paul Grant, producer of The Gospel of Healing, reported that national requests for the film continue since its debut’ at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC during July 2012.  Mr. Grant will participate on a discussion panel along with Dr. Bambi W. Gaddist, Executive Director of the SC HIV/AIDS Council and several youth and older adult advocates living with HIV.  The South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council will have Affordable Care Act Insurance Navigation experts will be registering uninsured citizens desiring coverage.

 

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