World AIDS Day 2017 - Action Alert from World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches calls for prayers and reflections for children and adolescents living with HIV on December 1st 2017.

The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is seeking prayers and reflections for a World AIDS Day Order of Service focused on the rights to prevention, testing, and treatment of children and adolescents living with HIV.

December 1st is designated every year as World AIDS Day, a day when the world focuses on the AIDS epidemic, celebrating the progress that has been made and committing to finish the work and finally end AIDS as a public health threat.

Religious organizations have been, and continue to be, vital to the effort, providing hope and support to millions of people affected by the AIDS epidemic. In recognition of World AIDS Day, many faith communities choose to dedicate their weekly worship services to issues related to HIV and AIDS.

In 2017, the WCC-EAA is urging member churches and participating organizations, as well as other faith communities, to focus their World AIDS Day services on children and adolescents living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an ecumenical initiative of the World Council of Churches, is a global network of churches and related organizations committed to campaigning together on common concerns for justice and human dignity. The WCC-EAA is preparing materials for use in World AIDS Day worship services with emphasis on the rights of children and adolescents living with HIV. Two Orders of Service will be developed: One for Christian faith communities and one for Interfaith services. We are seeking prayers and reflections for inclusion in these Orders of Service.

Please send your contributions to Francesca.Merico@wcc-coe.org, with a copy to masonj@unaids.org.

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