“May Christ’s love surround you and be a constant reminder of your beloved-ness as we work together to create an AIDS-Free world.”
— The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee (UMGAC)–
UMGAC began its ministry in 2004 and is the AIDS-focused initiative in The United Methodist Church. HIV and AIDS are critical global health concerns impacting far too many of God’s men, women and children around the globe! Join us by becoming an AIDS-ambassador as we educate and advocate to create a world free of HIV!
ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY! Six AIDS experts have resigned from the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS citing a lack of support from the Trump administration. Check out our “Take Action” page to read full story and learn how you can respond! Thanks for your advocacy!
May-June 2017 Newsletter! Now Available!
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the United States is “calling on communities of faith—which are a healing presence in areas affected by gender-based violence—to once again stand with us, and support the campaign to protect girls and women from sexual assault.” The latest issue of Foreign Service Journal includes an article written by Ambassador Deborah Brix, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, titled “PEPFAR: Making the Impossible Possible”. Well worth the reading!
Believing churches can make a difference in eradicating HIV, Meharry Medical Center in Nashville, TN has launched a big push to engage congregations in AIDS ministries. We are grateful for the dedication of Dr. James Hildreth, President of Meharry Medical Center and his vision for an AIDS-free world!
World Council of Churches issues Pastoral Letter on AIDS and action steps! Check it out!
…an interview with Dr. Don Messer (UMGAC committee member) and Linda Bales Todd, (UMGAC Consultant)
United Methodist Women and AIDS!
The 2016 December issue of Response magazine, a publication of United Methodist Women, features an article by Paul Jeffrey about the 2016 International AIDS Conference held in July in Durban, South Africa. One of the participants was Jennifer Feraiza Meneses, Executive Secretary of the Board of Women’s Work of the UMC in the Philippines. The Board was a recipient of 2015 funds from UMGAF and is making a difference in the lives of women in the Philippines. We invite you to read Jennifer’s words on how she was impacted by the experience in Durban. Click here.
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