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Action Alert: What are you doing this World AIDS Day?

21. November 2013

    What are you doing this World AIDS Day?


    On 1 December – just a week or so away! – thousands of people across the world, including many EAA members and partners, will be involved in World AIDS Day events and activities to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in responding to the pandemic.



    Please share what you are doing with us on Facebook and Twitter!


    As EAA, we would love to help publicize your event to others. It can amplify the impact of your work, and also inspire others to similar action! If you have an activity or event, please do let us know about it. You can send us a picture via Twitter (@e_alliance) or post it directly to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/livethepromise. You can also send an email to rfoley@e-alliance.ch and we will post your news for you.


    Not planned anything yet?  Then here are some last minute ideas!


    Why not, at the very least, sign up to receive the EAA’s Online Advent Calendar:www.advent.ecumenicaladvocacy.org, and encourage others to do so too. You could also organize a short time of prayer at your place of work or even at home, using all or part of the EAA’s World AIDS Day liturgy. Both the advent calendar and liturgy are available in French, English and Spanish, and the liturgy is additionally available in German.


    And no matter what you do, please engage in these online EAA activities!


    For World AIDS Day, the EAA will launch a report assessing the impact of the fulfillment of a personal commitment that some 450 religious leaders have signed since March 2010. The online presentation of the report will invite comments and reactions from the public. Please log on to www.hivcommitment.net as of 1 December to engage in this online conversation about the role of religious leaders is and should be in response to HIV.


    Between 1 December (World AIDS Day) and 10 December (International Human Rights Day), the EAA, along with its partners, World YWCA and the WCC, will be releasing a new video each day to presenting the thoughts of various people of faith on issues related to HIV, human rights and reproductive health. The videos were filmed at the recent WCC Assembly in Busan, and will be available on our Facebook page.


    (If you are in Geneva, you are also welcome to a service for World AIDS Day at the Ecumenical Centre at 0830 on Monday 2 December.. and you should also look out for a poster on a tram in the center of Geneva calling for ‘zero discrimination’!)


    For past Action Alerts and Bulletins, see www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/news/


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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