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Participants pray during the HIV/AIDS seminar that preceded the opening  of General Conference 2012 in Tampa, Florida. A similar event on May 9 willl precede General Conference 2016 in Portland, Oregon

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Participants pray during the HIV/AIDS seminar that preceded the opening of General Conference 2012 in Tampa, Florida. A similar event on May 9 willl precede General Conference 2016 in Portland, Oregon

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, joylab47@yahoo.com.

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund 

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund
January-February 2016