In commemoration of World AIDS Day, this online meeting will provide an update of the HIV response in the World Council of Churches (WCC) and its ecumenical partners around the globe, looking at the strategies implemented and the way forward.
1 December, 16:00 CET
The HIV epidemic continues to be an important part of the diaconal response of the faith communities. The WCC has a history of 38 years of work in Africa and globally. Given the latest scientific developments and the Global AIDS Strategy, which recommends working in the inequalities that drive the epidemic, WCC is updating its HIV work using the best strategies and lessons learned, and the potential areas of focused work as the new Health and Healing Commission is being constituted.
Introduction and overview
Moderator: Brian Muyunga, Youth Member of WCC Executive Committee
Carol Finlay, Church of Scotland
Importance of HIV in the global development agenda and in WCC
Prof Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC Deputy General Secretary WCC
Importance of Faith Communities in overcoming HIV Globally
Jacek Tyszko, UNAIDS
Doing HIV advocacy at global and church level
Dr Manoj Kurian, WCC Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
WCC work in different regions and the way forward
Gracia Violeta Ross, WCC Ecumenical HIV/AIDS Initiatives & Advocacy
Concluding remarks and Prayer
Moderator: Brian Muyunga