Virtual HIV Interfaith Conference

Resilience and Renewal: faith in the HIV response


Thursday, 24 September 2020

8:00 – 9:00 am San Francisco / 11:00 – 12:00 am New York / 5:00 – 6:00 pm Geneva / 6:00 – 7:00 pm Nairobi / 8:30 – 9:30 pm Mumbai / 10:00 – 11:00 pm Bangkok

The purpose of the session is to summarize key findings and recommendations from the HIV Interfaith Conference.

Prayer for all Children: L. Njeri, Kenya

Facilitator: Rev Aquarius Gilmer


Reports from the Interfaith Conference:

  • Khadijah Abdullah, founder, Reaching All HIV+ Muslims In America (RAHMA): Opening Session – RESILIENCE

  • Manoj Kurian, Coordinator, World Council of Churches – Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (WCC-EAA): Session 1 - ENSURING THE PROVISION OF HIV SERVICES DURING COVID-19: BEST PRACTICES by FAITH GROUPS 

  • Subhi Dhupar, Regional Coordinator, North zone, India and supervising Afghanistan, United Religions Initiative (URI): Session 2 – STORIES OF RESILIENCE 

  • Ulysses Burley III, Founder UBtheCURE LLC: Session 3 – AIDS 2020 HIGHLIGHTS WITH A FAITH ANGLE 


  • M Ngina, Kenya (INERELA+)


Reports from the Interfaith Conference:

  • Ahoua Kone, Manager, Research Projects, Interfaith Health Program | CHAMPS Network, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University: Session 4 - USING DATA to DOCUMENT the IMPACT of FAITH MODELS: Posters from AIDS 2020 

  • George S. Kerr III, Founder/CEO G III Associates. Co-Moderator for The Presbyterian HIV Network (PHIVN) PHEWA, Presbyterian Church, USA: Session 5 - RENEWAL


Facilitator: Rev Aquarius Gilmer


  • M Ngina, Kenya (INERELA+)

Renewal: motivational speech and prayer

Bishop Yvette Flunder, City of Refuge United Church of Christ (UCC), Oakland U.S: The Journey of Faiths in the HIV Response and the Urgency of recommitting faiths to the HIV response

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