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Livestream from Faith at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa

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The following events from Faith at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, will be available as a livestream here:

Monday 18 July, 3:00-3:45 pm:

Faith and the Super Fast Track for Children living with HIV

Chip Lyons, President and CEO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Msgr Robert Vitillo, Secretary General, International Catholic Migration Commission
Astrid Berner-Rodoreda, HIV Policy Advisor at Bread for the World, Germany
Stuart Kean, Senior Policy Adviser - Vulnerable Children and HIV & AIDS, World Vision International


Tuesday 19 July, 3:00-3:45 pm:

Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration in the Faith-Based Response:

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer,
United Church of Christ, USA
Sandra Thurman, chief strategy officer, PEPFAR
Ms Sally Smith,
senior advisor for faith-based organizations, UNAIDS

Wednesday 20 July, 4:00-4:45 pm:

Meeting the local and global challenges of faith response to the AIDS epidemic

Rebecca Duerst, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Anggia Ermarini, Fatayat NU (civil society organization), Indonesia
Rev. Claudia Soliette Lopez,
Nicaraguan Lutheran Church of Faith and Hope
Rev. JP Mokgethi-Heath,
Policy Advisor on HIV and Theology, Church of Sweden
Rev. Fr Wilfredo Ruazol,
executive assistant to the Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church
Rev. Edwin Sanders,
senior servant, Metropolitan Community Church, USA

For more information or to request interviews with faith-based representatives, please contact Sara Speicher, coordinator of the AIDS 2016 Ecumenical Media Team at, + (15-22 July). Or contact Marianne Ejdersten, WCC director of communication,, +41.79.507.6363