London conference to explore how faith community can support Christians living with HIV

The first conference exploring how the faith community can support Christians living with HIV will be held in London on 25th October 2014.

It is organised by Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, in partnership with Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support (CAPS) and Changing Attitude.

The event, entitled ‘Love Tenderly, Act Justly’ is an opportunity for international and UK based HIV organisations, health care providers and community faith leaders to come together to learn more about Terrence Higgins Trust and CAPS. Delegates will share their knowledge and experiences around HIV and stigma, as well as raising awareness of HIV and Christianity.  

Inspirational speakers at the event will include Professor Tina Beatie, Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton; Robert Calderisi, Best Selling Author of “The Trouble with Africa”; Rev Jim Matarazzo, Associate Chaplain at Hertford College; and Lazarus Mungure, Trustee at Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support.

Marcy Madzikanda, Health Improvement Specialist at Terrence Higgins Trust said: “We are delighted to be working with CAPS and Changing Attitude to present our first ever conference exploring how faith communities can support people living with HIV. Our workshop and breakout sessions will bring together the expert knowledge of our speakers and we hope that the conference will help shape the way the faith community supports those living with and affected by HIV. I would encourage anyone who is interested in finding out more to buy a ticket today.”

The ‘Love Tenderly, Act Justly’ Conference will take place on Saturday 25th October from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ.

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