World AIDS Day, December 1
The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. Watch for resources to commemorate World AIDS Day in 2010 at www.worldaidscampaign.org
and from many other organizations around the world and in your local community.
World AIDS Day Resources and Action Ideas
Commemorate World AIDS Day with your congregation. Prayers, litanies, sermon starters, complete liturgies and more from ELCA clergy and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance are here for you.
ONE Lutheran and ONE Episcopal Campaign: The Lazarus Effect
The Lazarus Effect film by (RED), HBO and Anonymous Content is a 30-minute documentary directed by Lance Bangs and executive produced by Spike Jonze. The film follows the stories of four people living with HIV whose lives were transformed by gaining access to antiretroviral treatment. In as few as 40 days, people suffering from AIDS can undergo a remarkable transformation thanks to access to treatment that now costs around 40 cents a day.
Host a watch party of the film, discuss its content and hold a prayer service this World AIDS Day. Download the leaders guide here. To order your congregation's free copy of the DVD, click here. To learn more about the ONE Lutheran Campaign, click here.
Find flyers, brochures, envelopes, bulletin inserts and more to encourage your congregation to support the ELCA HIV and AIDS Campaign.
Online Advent Calendar on HIV and AIDS
Look for this reflective resource coming soon, which features reflections from ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson and ELCA member Ulysses Burley. You can also email email@example.com to receive daily email messages during Advent.
Host testing events and educational forums
Visit www.unaids.org and www.nineandahalfminutes.org to stay up to date on the realities of HIV and AIDS around the world and in our local communities. Together we can be the change that we want to see in this world.
Hold a 'Light for Rights' event
Join with people around the world in dimming your lights to remember the devastating affect of AIDS, and then turning them up to illuminate the fundamental rights we all share.