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Faith-based response to HIV must be inclusive

Faith-based response to HIV must be inclusive

A faith-based response to the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS must be inclusive and just, said people in discussion at the Global Village at AIDS2016. “As people of faith, we need to respond to the needs of society and that response should never be governed by conditions that exclude,” said Manoj Kurian, coordinator of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance. “Our treatment of people should always be with great compassion.”

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Video highlights: Faith Networking Zone, Bridging Session, Interfaith Prayer Service

Video highlights: Faith Networking Zone, Bridging Session, Interfaith Prayer Service

Video highlights from Tuesday 19 July at the International AIDS Conference 2016, in Durban, South Africa, are now available. At AIDS 2016 on Tuesday, The Most Rev'd Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, visited the Faith Networking Zone at the Global Village, reaching out as well to those at the Sex Worker Networking Zone across the aisle.

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Star power shines light on AIDS epidemic

Star power shines light on AIDS epidemic

Prince Harry, Elton John, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Bill Gates – royalty, celebrities, religious leaders and philanthropists joined scientists, politicians, health workers, and activists – all of whom include people of faith – at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. At a time when “AIDS fatigue” deepens, affecting funding, awareness and capacity to respond, the stars help to put a media spotlight on the many challenges and injustices that remain.

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Talking about sex and HIV across generations

Talking about sex and HIV across generations

The Faith Networking Zone at the 21st International AIDS Conference has become a hub for dialogue between young women and religious leaders talking together about sex, sexuality and HIV. “We ask you to address us on sexuality without condemnation or judgement. Please do not use scripture to judge us or moralise everything,” stated one young participant.

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HIV, AIDS and faith in words and images

HIV, AIDS and faith in words and images

In HIV, AIDS and faith in words and images, Callie Long writes about her own professional and personal journey covering the faith response to HIV with photos from Paul Jeffrey – whose strong images from AIDS 2016 in Durban continue to demonstrate the passion, compassion and action that is still critical to end the AIDS epidemic.

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