The Interceders Conference
- Saturday 6 December 2008
Interceders Conference will offer information and help on health
and spiritual issues, providing the Church with an opportunity to
make itself heard on the subject of HIV/AIDS.
has been much controversy and embarrassment surrounding this disease
and popular perception is that the Church is shying away from her
The Church is 'God’s business' as Jesus called
her, and so the Church should be leading from the front in the fight
against HIV/AIDS. It is time to cut the silence and take
There is a desperate need for the Church to raise HIV/AIDS awareness
and teach people the truth about a disease that is destroying the
lives of millions. Not enough of us are talking about HIV/AIDS in
our Churches, meaning that many followers remain misinformed and at
We at the Power Arena are Pentecostals, but this Conference is for
people of all faiths and will involve leaders from many Churches and
many professions. The Conference will
offer an opportunity for the involvement of pastors, doctors,
teachers, lawyers, health professionals, community faith leaders,
social workers, and African communities.
People living with
HIV/AIDS will also be invited to share their experiences and
knowledge, but the focus will be on faith leaders because they are
key community figures, with the power to influence, help and
encourage thousands. We embrace and invite people from all walks of
life, all ages, and all races. Everybody is invited, as everybody is
their brother’s keeper.
Goals, Aims and Objective
• Encourage faith leaders to raise awareness in their
• Promote openness to the many issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
• Discuss the importance of faithfulness, forgiveness,
love and transparency.
• Develop a strategic approach to HIV/AIDS within UK churches.
• Discuss ways of reducing stigma associated with HIV and to reduce the
prevalence of undiagnosed HIV.
• Creating a partnership between healthcare professionals and faith
• Review the health promotion work
currently being delivered in the UK.
Topics to be Discussed
Faithfulness, Loving one another, Access to NHS treatments,
Advice, Child Protection, Criminalization,
Deception, Denial, Depression, Disclosure, Discrimination,
Faith, Abortion, Family, Fear, Forgiveness,
Government, Sexual Health Clinics, Hatred, Health Promotion,
Immigration, Counselling, HIV Deaths, HIV
Prevention and the Church, Honesty, Joining Forces, Labelling,
Lack of knowledge, Loneliness, Marriage, Married Couples living with
HIV, Medication, Mental Health, Neglect, Plans for the Future, Prayer,
Pregnancy, Public Heath Support Services, Racism, Rejection,
Sickness, Single people in relationships, STDs/STIs, Stigma &
Discrimination, Training, Transparency, Unity,
Vertical transmission, Visiting the sick, Testing.
A Message from Pastor Mary
Please come with your family, friends, clients, customers, service
users etc. The event will be largely to celebrate diversity and many
cultures represented as well as to promote services. Our aim is for
the event to help promote social integration and cohesion between
the many different ethnic and cultural groups as we together in one
accord focus on saving lives and fight against AIDS. Phone now to
get a free exhibition stand. For more information contact us on
02085933388, 07944479519 or 07846504254.
Date and Time
Saturday 6 December 2008, 1pm to 6pm.
The Salvation Army Hall
240 Ripple Road
here to download the Flyer of Speakers and Singers
Be a Part of the Conference
If you would like to be a part of the Conference, promote your
organisation or hire a stand please contact us.
020 8593 3388, 07944 479 519 or 07846 504 254