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The Interceders Conference - Saturday 6 December 2008


The 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.

Traditionally, there has been much controversy and embarrassment surrounding this disease and popular perception is that the Church is shying away from her responsibilities.

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 responsibility.

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 risk.

Target Audience
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 communities.
• 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 leaders.
• 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.

Venue
The Salvation Army Hall
240 Ripple Road
Barking
Essex
IG11 7DJ

Flyers
Click 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.

Contact details

020 8593 3388, 07944 479 519 or 07846 504 254
 


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