AIDS seminar set in May
"AIDS is Not Over! ... Global Issues and the Church" will be the theme of a one-day seminar on May 9 in Portland, Oregon. Rose City United Methodist Church will be the site of the 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. event sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund.
Scheduled on the day prior to the opening of General Conference 2016, the seminar will feature presentations by:
Thomas Kemper, general secretary, General Board of Global Ministries
Dr. Nancy Haigwood, director and senior scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University
The Rev. Neki A. Soriano, conference health minister, Visayas Philippines Annual Conference
The Rev. Marc Baliyanga, Kilgali district superintendent, Rwanda
The Rev. Don Messer, co-chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund and director of the Center for the Church and Global AIDS.
Registration deadline is May 2. There is no fee, but an offering will be received during the event. Register at http://action.umc-gbcs.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=83764.
The Global AIDS Fund will also sponsor a vigil during General Conference honoring those who have died of AIDS. The date is yet to be announced. Send names and countries of those who have died from AIDS to Linda Bales Todd, firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Global AIDS Fund