Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

Canada: Churches Urged to Take Lead in AIDS Fight -- African Organizer Invites Christians to See the Disaster for Themselves

November 30, 2011

As part of a North American tour, activist Nema Aluku will be guest speaker at the "Micah Challenge Embraces AIDS" event Dec. 3 in Edmonton. Aluku, HIV/AIDS response coordinator for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), the relief and development arm of the Christian Reformed Church, is calling on Canadian and US congregations to help win the battle against AIDS.

"If you look at the western world, not many congregations have an HIV/AIDS day to talk about HIV and AIDS in their community," said Aluku.

Liz John-West, board chair of Micah Challenge Canada and head of the Edmonton chapter, said the Saturday session is designed to raise awareness of AIDS and "what we as Canadians can do regarding this issue. We want to create another space, another venue, for the Christian sector of our society to know more about AIDS."

The event, tied to World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), is "a great way to really encourage churches to embrace AIDS," said Hannah DeJong of the Micah Center, a faith-based social action group affiliated with Micah Challenge at King's University College.

Aluku said CRWRC conducts tours of Africa to show Christians first-hand the impact of AIDS. "We invite people from North America to come and engage with some of these people," she said. "Then you can see for yourself [what the situation is like]."

Micah Challenge Embraces AIDS begins at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 7215 97th St. Admission is free.

Back to other news for November 2011

Adapted from:
Edmonton Journal
11.26.2011; Jane Cardillo


  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
See Also
More on African Churches and HIV/AIDS

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement