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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day - Just Save One from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

If you could save a life, would you? Just Save One.
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World AIDS Day, observed each year on December 1, provides an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS and to show their compassion and support to those living with the disease.

World Aids Day - Shannon Trilli from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

UMCOR's Director of Global Health, Shannon Trilli talks about the focus of this World Aids Day.

World Aids Day - Maternal and Child Health from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

World Aids Day - Imagine No Malaria and HIV/AIDS from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Kathy Griffith, UMCOR Health executive, shares how the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria initiative acts as a doorway to work with communities affected by HIV and AIDS. www.umglobalaidsfund.com

World Aids Day - Armenia from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

HIV infection continues to be a major healthcare concern in Armenia, but UMCOR is working to prevent new cases of HIV through a project called 'Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS , Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis.
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"A Look at HIV and AIDS"

“A Look at HIV and AIDS,” a series of videos created by Global Ministries in observance of World AIDS Day, offers a variety of perspectives on AIDS-related stigma. The series invites communities of faith to address the bias attached to those living with HIV and to become more educated and informed.

Through sharing stories of those directly affected by the disease, the series raises challenging questions. For example, if you learned that someone in your community had HIV/AIDS, would you change your behavior around them? Or, if you suspected that you may have been affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, would you hesitate to take an HIV test? These issues bear directly on the stigma attached to the disease.

Download and share these videos, and use them as a platform to foster real conversation about HIV/AIDS in your church or community.

Support this important work by giving to the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund, Advance #982345.

A Look at HIV and AIDS with Caroline Njuki from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

In this introduction, Caroline Njuki of Global Ministries encourages the church to examine itself and its response toward people living with HIV and AIDS.

A Look at HIV and AIDS: HIV-AIDS African Perspective from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Two students from Drew University share intimate stories from the DR Congo and Tanzania that relate to AIDS-related stigma, and the response of friends, family and the church.

A Look at HIV & AIDS: Latino and Hispanic Perspectives from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

The Latino Commission on AIDS, a partner of Global Ministries’ National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, shares about its work and highlights personal stories of those living with HIV and AIDS.

Footage from the educational video “Sharing Stories, Creating Hope”, produced by The Latino Commission on AIDS in collaboration with MERCK has been partially used. To request a copy of the educational video and the discussion guide, please visit www.latinoaids.org or write to jhellman@latinoaids.org

A Look at HIV and AIDS: Taking the HIV Test from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Learn how to take the HIV test at home with a HIV testing kit.

Footage from the educational video “Sharing Stories, Creating Hope”, produced by The Latino Commission on AIDS in collaboration with MERCK has been partially used. To request a copy of the educational video and the discussion guide, please visit www.latinoaids.org or write to jhellman@latinoaids.org

A Look at HIV and AIDS: Programs in the U.S. from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Patricia Magyar, UMCOR Health executive, highlights AIDS ministries in the U.S. that are helping to bring hope and healing those living with HIV and AIDS.

A Look at HIV-AIDS with Thomas Kemper from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

In this segment of “A Look at HIV and AIDS with Thomas Kemper,” Kemper, general secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries, shares his reflection about the church and AIDS as it relates to 1 Corinthians 12:26.

A Look at HIV-AIDS with Shannon Trilli from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Shannon Trilli, Director of Global Health Initiatives for UMCOR, helps the church examine its role in AIDS-related stigma and encourages leaders, pastors, and advocates to step up and speak out about the disease.

A Look at HIV and AIDS with Rev. Juan Gattinoni from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Rev. Juan Gattinoni, Mission and Evangelism executive, Global Ministries, shares a story about a HIV-positive woman in his church in Argentina and how the church warmly responded.

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Special Days, Annual Events, and Months of Celebration

New Year
- January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- third Monday of January

Black History Month
- February

Women's History Month - March

 
World Malaria Day
- April 25

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - May

 
Hispanic Heritage Month
– September 15-October 15

International Day of Prayer for Peace
- September 21

Children's Sabbath - second weekend in October


Thanksgiving - November

Giving Tuesday - 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving

World AIDS Day - December 1