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The AIDS National Interfaith Network no longer exists.


AIDS National Interfaith Network (ANIN) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1988. ANIN was created to ensure that individuals with HIV and AIDS receive compassionate and non-judgmental support, care and assistance. ANIN coordinates a network of nearly 2,000 AIDS ministries. ANIN works with national faith-based, AIDS-specific networks; supports community-based AIDS ministries; and educates AIDS service organizations, the religious community at large and the general public about AIDS ministries. ANIN's programs include networking/collaboration, and referral activities, as well as public education and federal AIDS policy advocacy.

Collaborations with Other Organizations

ANIN is a member of the Prevention Collaborative Partners for the Prevention Marketing Initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ANIN co-presents the National Skills Building Conference, the largest gathering of front-line AIDS workers in the U.S. Other conference co-presenters are the National Association of People With AIDS and the National Minority AIDS Council. Attendance at the conference has risen from 650 individuals in 1991 to more than 1,800 today. ANIN works hand-in-hand with a wide range of organizations, such as the National AIDS Fund, AIDS Action Council, the National Hospice Organization, The NAMES Project, and others. ANIN is a member of the Temple of Understanding, the international interfaith organization, and the North American Interfaith Network.


A Commitment on HIV/AIDS by People of Faith...

The Council Call Drafted in 1994 by the Council of National Religious AIDS Networks, A Commitment on HIV/AIDS by People of Faith... The Council Call is an interfaith response to HIV/AIDS. Endorsed by over 2,300 individuals and organizations, the document is a testimony to the religious community's voice and action in fighting HIV/AIDS.

Information and Resources

Maintained by ANIN, the National AIDS Ministry Database provides information on HIV and AIDS activities of more than 2,000 religious organizations. Three publications are currently available through ANIN: AIDS and Your Religious Community; the HIV/AIDS Housing Handbook; and INTERaction, ANIN's quarterly newsletter. Action Alerts on federal AIDS policy matters are distributed about issues of importance to AIDS ministries and others. For more information about the religious response to AIDS, the CDC's National AIDS Clearinghouse (NAC) has a toll-free number: 1-800-458-5231. NAC has a list of local resources and contacts, as well as referral services and relevant publications.

AIDS National Interfaith Network has closed. A new organization is in the process of forming. Details will be posted here as soon as we receive them.

AIDS National Interfaith Network 1997-98 Board of Directors

Rabbi Marc Blumenthal
1353 North Martel Ave., #213
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Reform Judaism

Rev. Pat O'Hara
Vice Chairperson
Apt. 4E
15 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
Zen Buddhism

Rev. Rosetta DuBois Gadson
130 W. 42nd. St., Suite 1300
New York, NY 10036
African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rev. Robert J. Vitillo
Campaign for Human Development
United States Catholic Conference
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Roman Catholic Church

Rev. Sharon Keeling
President, Keeling Enterprises
P.O. Box 250246
New York, NY 10025-1534
American Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Juan G. Feliciano-Valera
Calle Lirio P-1, Villa Serena
Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612

Rev. Sherman G. Hicks
First Trinity Lutheran Church
309 E St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Rev. Edward R. Kilianski
PO Box 960
Occidental, CA 94565
Roman Catholic Church

Rev. Dr. Beth Boyer-Kollas
Ex Dir. PCM
Bloomsburg University
8 Kaseville Rd.
Danville, PA 17821
United Church of Christ

Ms. Holly McAlpen
Episcopal Diocese of California
1055 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Episcopal Church

Rev. A. Stephen Pieters
1938 Mayview Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027-4722

Ms. Mary Catherine Smothermon
1005 Glacier Lane
Edmond, OK 73003
Regional AIDS Interfaith Network -- Oklahoma United Methodist Church

Wayne Thrash, RN
50 S. Steele Street, Ste 950
Denver, CO 80209
Buddhist, SGI

Krysten Winter-Green, Ph.D
Office of AIDS Ministry
Diocese of Fall River
Clemence Hall, rm 225
243 Forest St, Fall River, MA 02721-1798
Roman Catholic Church

Rev. Ken South, Executive Director
Scott Harrison, Program Associate
AIDS National Interfaith Network
1400 I Street, NW Ste 1220
Washington, DC 20005
O: 202-842-0010
F: 202-842-3323

Council of National Religious AIDS Networks

Mr. Robert Howerton, Jr.
United Methodist HIV/AIDS
Ministries Network
475 Riverside Drive, Room 330
New York, NY 10115
O: 212-870-3870
F: 212-749-2641

Rev. Phil Jamison
Presbyterian AIDS Network
105 Monitor Avenue, #1
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
O: 412-330-4169
F: 412-330-4112

Ms. Alice Davis
Presbyterian AIDS Network
5921 Southwest 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33155
O: 305-751-7775
F: 305-756-7880

Dr. Jon A. Lacey
AIDS Ministry Network -- Christian Church
PO Box 4188, East Lansing, MI 48826
O: 517-355-9324
F: 517-432-2662

Rev. Rodney J. DeMartini, SM
National Catholic AIDS Network
PO Box 422984
San Francisco, CA 94142-2984
O: 707-874-3031
F: 707-874-1433

Rabbi Marc Blumenthal
1353 North Martel Avenue #213
Los Angeles, CA 90046
H: 213-876-8283
F: 213-655-6783

Rev. Bill Johnson
United Church Board for Homeland Ministries
700 Prospect Avenue, Room 305
Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
O: 216-736-3270
F: 216-736-3263

Rev. Elice Higginbotham
United Church AIDS/HIV Network
AIDS Interfaith New York
c/oVCC,154 Christopher St
New York, New York 10014
O: 212-627-7759
F: 212-627-7762

Rev. Michael Pozar
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
O: 415-928-7770
F: 415-928-8534
H: 415-824-8336

Rev. Gerrald Garret
910 Crane Avenue
Foster City, CA 94404
O: 650-349-9552

Jesse Milan, Jr. Esq.
Nat'l Episcopal AIDS Coalition
211 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
F: 215-843-2441

Angela Davis
UUA AIDS Resources
717 Westwood Avenue
Lodi, CA 95242
O: 209-369-7286
F: 209-333-8657

Ms. Pernessa Seele
The Balm in Gilead
130 W. 42nd Street, Suite 1300
New York, NY 10036
O: 212-730-7381
F: 212-730-2551

Rev. Pat O'Hara
Buddhist AIDS Network
New York, NY 10003
O: 212-998-1899
F: 212-998-1898

Mr. Lester Wright
HIV/AIDS Ministry -- Seventh Day Adventist
Harriman State Campus
Building #2
Albany, NY 12226
O: 518-457-7073
F: 518-457-2115

Fr. Tom Orians, S.A.
DIGNITY/USA -- National AIDS Project
Graymoor Route 9, Box 300
Garrison, NY 10524
914-424-3671/ ex3523/3754
P: 914-424-4275
F: 429-9808

Ms. Bina Frank
The River Fund
Kashi Ashram
11155 Roseland Rd #10
Sebastian, Fl 32958
P: 561-589-5076
F: 561-589-5052

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This article was provided by AIDS National Interfaith Network.