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Friday, February 17, 2006
Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
The Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, which takes place March 5-11, focuses on HIV/AIDS education and awareness highlighting the important role churches play in addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis. Each year, a growing number of Black congregations are supporting and caring for persons living with HIV/AIDS, developing AIDS prevention outreach programs, setting up HIV/AIDS ministries in the church and in the community, and establishing HIV testing facilities complete with staff and counselors knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS. This week of prayer calls upon Black faith communities worldwide to provide accessible services and resources for people who are infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The event is sponsored by the Balm in Gilead.