The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Network focuses on U.S. Lutheran response to HIV

The Lutheran AIDS Network conference May 4-5 focused on ways U.S. congregations and individuals can respond to HIV in their communities. Pastors, lay leaders, people living with HIV/AIDS and those involved incommunity-based HIV ministry met in Chicago under the theme “Creating Caring Communities.”

Formed in 1989, the Lutheran AIDS Network, a ministry with ELCA and Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod members, works to keep the issue of HIV in front of Lutheran congregations.

Conference presenters shared the same sentiment: While the church has been active in responding to HIV internationally, more must be done in U.S. communities.

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