HIV/AIDS and the Black Church: A Retrospective! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (March 7, 2012)
"People always got something to say about the Black Church and AIDS, like Black Churches are the only churches in the world. I was doing a radio interview just yesterday and one question asked, "Why was the Black Church slow to respond to AIDS?" HELLO, MOST churches, across denominations and the color line were slow to respond to AIDS."
New Documentary About Church and HIV Coming Soon: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague (March 5, 2012)
"The church has always been a staple in the Black community. It is the source of inspiration, comfort, and support. But the Black church has also been criticized for ignoring the AIDS crisis and fostering stigma. ... Now a new documentary hopes to shed a positive light on churches that are working to end the epidemic."
This Is My Body, Given for You: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram (February 5, 2012)
"What do condoms have to do with the words of institution we hear each Sunday (or whenever the pastor is about to give communion)? ... Condoms? It may sound sacrilegious to equate condoms with those words. But think about it, when you are about to engage in a sexual union with another person these days, aren't you giving up your body?"
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