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Faith for Fast Track -IAC Pre-conference

Dear Friends The International AIDS Conference is taking place in Durban from 18-22 July. 18 000 participants are expected at this important bi-annual conference. This includes scientists, health workers, government leaders and staff, key agencies and community activist The previous time this conference was held in Durban in 2001. This was seen as a watershed

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Newsletter issue 10

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SAVE Training-Liberia

INERELA+ POSITIVE FAITH IN ACTION SAVE TOOLKIT TRAINING WORKSHOP, TOTOTA, BONG COUNTY- LIBERIA 25TH -29TH JANUARY 2016 Introduction This report covers the activities of the SAVE Toolkit training that took place from the 25th to 29th of January in Totota, Bong County, Liberia. The workshop was made possible with the financial support of Church of

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New funding takes HIV testing into the church   An exciting new project ‘HIV Testing of Men through Faith Constituencies in South Africa’ is taking HIV counseling and testing (HCT) to another level. The project, which was born through a partnership between INERELA+ the Anova Health Institute (after securing a grant from Aids Fonds), will

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ABC Approach

Article on the ABC Approach

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SAVE Toolkit Training- Cape Town

INERELA+ POSITIVE FAITH IN ACTION     South African Council of Churches     SAVE Toolkit Training for South African Council of Churches (Western Cape) 13th-15th October, 2015 at Pelican Lodge, 18 Jacana Lake, Zeekoevlei Cape Town                  Background of SAVE In 2003, members of the African Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected

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Adolescents and Comprehensive Sexuality Education Impacting HIV final report.

      Leveraging the power of the faith community for dignity and rights On 28 October, the World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), the World Council of Churches (WCC), through its Ecumenical HIV and Aids Initiatives & Advocacy, and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) hosted a panel discussion entitled “Adolescents and Comprehensive Sexuality Education Impacting

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Dialogue on Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality, Regional Dialogue held at Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on 4-6 May 2015.

The right to health is one of the privileges enshrined in most freedom charters and constitutions around the world. Yet despite gains in controlling the spread of HIV& AIDS in Africa, the virus has continued to spread at an alarming rate among LGBTI communities especially those living in rural areas, due to restricted access to health services. The three

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Churches urged to integrate sex education in Sunday schools

Reverend Phumzile Mabuzela, Executive Director of International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS, has called on churches to integrate sexual education into the Sunday school curricula. She said the Church has failed in empowering leadership to respond to real issues like rape and it is imperative for the

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A call to action by Religious Leaders and champions in support of the fast track agenda towards ending the AIDs epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa

We, the religious leaders and champions from 18 Eastern and Southern Africa countries gathered at the Kundunchi Beach Hotel in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania on the 2nd to the 4th of September 2015.  We met to deliberate on the fast track agenda for accelerated implementation of the response to the AIDS epidemic.  We acknowledge that: We are

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WCC group evaluates ecumenical HIV and AIDS response

As the meeting closed on 26 June in Limuru, Kenya, the outgoing chairperson of the International Reference Group (IRG) of the WCC’s Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (EHAIA), Astrid Berner Rodoreda, recalled the reticence that surrounded the topic of sexuality in church circles when the group first came together in 2003. Rodoreda, who

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INERELA+ and World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (EHAIA)

Thirty four women religious leaders from the NCCP member churches and partners from all over the country attended the HIV training last February 10 – 12, 2015. This training was held in partnership with the International Network of Religious Leaders Living and Affected with HIV and AIDS (INERELA) and the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical

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