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Stories of HIV and Chrsitianity Today Conference - Major Success

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Vincent Manning
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Stories of HIV and Chrsitianity Today Conference - Major Success
Posted on: October 28 2014, 05:19 pm

Over 100 clergy, HIV sector professionals and individual Christians attended ‘Love Tenderly Act Justly: Stories of HIV and Christianity Today’ at St. Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London last Saturday (October 25th). Chairperson of Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support (CAPS) Vincent Manning said “..the Conference was a unique event and a great success. We learned about how HIV impacts on faith, and reflected upon what the Christian churches response should be. The large number of people attending shows that HIV remains a significant issue in society and in the Church, and as people of faith we have an important contribution to make”.

High points included a Film made especially for the Conference on HIV and Christianity which featured HIV positive Christians telling their stories, and interviews with Canon Gideon Byamugisha and Very Rev Timothy Radcliffe, OP. Christians living with HIV shared their own experience throughout the day. Seven workshops were also offered by theologians and HIV professionals throughout the day. The Conference ended with a service of Worship incorporating many of the themes of the day, led by Bro. Johannes Maertens.

CAPS was the lead partner in this ecumenical Conference, with Changing Attitude, St. Martins in the Fields and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT). “It was an extremely interesting conference and I hope that this is the first of many debates that will help shape the way the faith community supports those living with and affected by HIV” said Dr. Rosemary Gillespie, CEO of THT.
Other participating HIV Agencies included NAZ Project, BHA Leeds, HIV Prevention England, Waverley Care Scotland, African Advocacy Foundation, Positive Parenting and Children, Strategies for Hope, Cafod, Metro Centre, Leicestershire AIDS Support Services, FAWA, The Ernest Foundation, STOP AIDS.
For further information contact Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support
info@caps-uk.org and http://www.caps-uk.org/
Fuller story at
http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=25860

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