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Mission: The mission of UCAN (The United Church of Christ HIV and AIDS Network) is to build a network of people, local churches and organizations within and beyond the United Church of Christ for HIV prevention, education and care giving by: Providing technical assistance to help local churches and other faith-based settings start and build their capacity and programs; Offering training in the use of the UCC's comprehensive HIV and AIDS curriculum, "Affirming Persons, Saving Lives," as well as other HIV and AIDS educational resources; Sharing leadership for education and information on public policy concerns; and Bringing critical presence to those most affected by HIV and AIDS in the United States and throughout the world.

Geographic areas served: National and Global

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We often speak about HIV and AIDS as if were happing in some far off land. and for good reason -- this is a virus that has touched lives and decimated communities around the world, particularly in Africa but we seldom talk about the serious HIV/AIDS epidemic of our own – UCAN, has decided to take important steps forward in the fight that we face here at home. It has been nearly three decades since this virus first became known. But for years, we refused to recognize it for what it was. A disease the all humans are eligible to contract. A number of advances over the years have broadened our understanding of this cruel illness and we also know that it is 100% preventable. We are part of groups of individuals who are participating in stopping new infections for the next generation and we invite you to count yourself among us. I believe that creation is calling all of us to participate in the elimination of the disease of HIV and AIDS. I believe we all have to make a choice about whose voice we are going to heed and follow: the voice of Creation telling us we are the beloved and we need to help each other eliminated this disease of HIV and AIDS, or that of the TEMPTER trying to lure us from love's all-inclusive path by continuing to see HIV and AIDS as “Their” problem not mine / ours.



Rating: 5

UCAN helps people of faith learn about HIV and AIDS and identify ways they can live out their faith by incorporating HIV and AIDS education, care and advocacy into their lives as followers of Christ.

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ucan-inc 06/09/2010

Thanks Lori!