Black Church week of prayer for the healing of AIDS kick off event will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014
Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin will hold the event at the Brentwood Church of Christ, 6425 N. 60th Street.
This is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities; and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement.
A free dinner will be from 5:00 – 6:00 pm and worship service from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. To RSVP, get more information or find out how your church can participate, contact Shana Brown or Jim Addison at 414-933-0064. Additional information can also be found at http://www.bhcw.org/Week_of_Prayer.html.
The power of the Black Church week of prayer for the healing of AIDS is rooted in the thousands of Black churches across the United States collectively prayers, sharing their grief, educating their congregations and communities about AIDS prevention and affirming a compassionate ministry for those infected and affected by the disease.
The Black church continues to be the cornerstone of African American life in this country. As the headquarters for discussion on issues of health, politics and social changes, churches play a central role in the lives of most African Americans. Given this, and considering the proliferation of AIDS in Black communities it is essential that religious organizations lead the struggle to stop the seemingly uncontrollable spread of the disease and deliver and demand more services and resources for individuals and families infected or affected by HIV.