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Action Alert: Are you Registered for the Interfaith Pre-Conference to AIDS 2012?

27. June 2012

    Don’t miss this landmark event in the faith-based response to HIV. Register by 30 June to ensure you are one of the hundreds of people gathering at Howard University on 20 and 21 July 2012 for a historic moment of reflection, sharing and re-commitment. www.iacfaith.net


     

    Confirmed speakers include:


     

     

    Ambassador Eric Goosby (US Global AIDS Coordinator)

    Michel Sidibé (Executive Director, UNAIDS)

    Rabbi David Saperstein (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, USA);

    HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (ART of Living Foundation, India)

    Maria Ziwenge, Young Women’s Christian Association, Zimbabwe

    Bishop Yvette Flunder (United Church of Christ City of Refuge, USA)

    Canon Gideon Byamugisha (INERELA+, Uganda)

    Imam Johari Abdul-Malik (Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Centre, USA)

    Pacem Suzen Kawonga (Community of Sant’Egidio – Dream Program, Malawi)

    Swami Advayananda (INERELA+, Réunion Island)

    Rev. Nyambura Njoroge (World Council of Churches)

    Dr Rosalee Velloso Ewell (World Evangelical Alliance, Brazil)

    Faghmeda Miller (Positive Muslims, South Africa)

    Ruth Messinger (American Jewish World Service)

    Dr Ronald Lalthanmawia (Christian Medical Association of India)

    Rev. MacDonald Sembereka (INERELA+, Malawi)


     

    Three plenary sessions will explore how faith communities can take action in response to HIV to achieve ‘health’, ‘dignity’ and ‘justice’ for all.


     

    24 workshops, run by faith-based groups and other leaders in the response to HIV from around the world, will focus on the following 8 topics: youth; prevention; human rights; care and support; treatment; vulnerable groups; religious leadership; and gender relations.


     

    Detailed information on the program is available at www.iacfaith.net/preconference


     

     

    Register by 30 June to avoid disappointment!

     

     

     

    Register online for just 260 USD at www.iacfaith.net. If you are in need of accommodation in Washington DC during the period of the International AIDS Conference, you can reserve a single room for 10 nights (18-28 July) for only 280 USD on top of the registration fee as long as you book before 30 June!


     

     

     

     

    Note that pre-conference registration also includes entrance to a networking reception at Howard University on 19 July at 6pm; transportation from the pre-conference to an Interfaith Prayer Service at the National Cathedral on 21 July at 7pm; and entrance to several other side events held by faith-based organizations on Friday 20 July evening.

     

     


The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad international network of churches and Christian organizations cooperating in advocacy on food and HIV and AIDS. The Alliance is based in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, see http://www.e-alliance.ch/

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