IAC Press release

INERELA+ is to be formally launched at the International Aids Conference being held in Mexico city. Beyond the launch INERELA+ will maintain a strong presence at the conference. We have a stall in the main exhibit area and we will be hosting a series of events and activities that we hope will enable us to establish contact with representatives from faith communities the world over:

Celebration to mark the 5 years of ANERELA+ and the launch of INERELA+
7 pm, 2 August, Salon Veracruz, Fiesta Americana Reforma Hotel An evening of celebration on 2 August marking the formal launch of INERELA+ and celebrating the five year anniversary of ANERELA+. This special pre conference event shall be attended by those organizations that have made the launch of INERELA+ possible through their on going support and guidance including GNP+ ICW WCC, EAA, WCRP, UNAIDS and AJWS.

Summit of Religious Leaders Living with HIV.
1-4pm , 3 August, Salon Jalisco, Fiesta Americana Reforma Hotel A summit aiming to establish clear paths forward for religious leaders living with HIV in the global response to the pandemic. This session will look at overcoming stigma and discrimination, living positively with HIV and mobilising and empowering faith communities.

Latin American and Caribbean Interfaith responses to HIV.
5 Aug, 2.15pm – 3.45pm, Global Village, Session room 2, Centro Banamex. Code: TUGS07 A joint session lead in partnership with the EAA, this meeting will serve as an initial opportunity to connect with religious leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean. Particular attention will be paid on working with leaders from the region’s indigenous and African Diaspora faiths. It is hoped that these initial contacts will come together to support the INERELA+ network in the Americas region.

Satellite meeting – GIPFA Greater Involvement of People of Faith Living with HIV Skills
6 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Building Room 10, Centro Banamex. Code: WESAT27 This session aims to further highlight the launch and presence of INERELA+ to the community of the International AIDS Conference. This event examines multi-faith responses to HIV whilst discussing how INERELA+ plans to move forward. Two moderated panels of religious leaders will be formed; the first composed of religious leaders representing the mainline, indigenous and Afro-Diasporic faiths of the Americas, the second composed of religious leaders from the major world faiths.


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