The Kaiser Foundation /
The National Association for the Advance of Colored People (NAACP)
The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative, 2012 [National]
Throughout history, the NAACP has fought to combat policies and practices that undermine human rights and social justice. HIV is now one of these important issues for our community. Black people are more likely to become infected, less likely to know they have the disease and more likely to die from HIV/AIDS than any other race.
Based on this belief, the NAACP conducted a year-long, 11-city research tour with over 250 faith leaders across denominations to identify best practices and challenges when addressing HIV within the Black Church. The publication,The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative has a Pastoral Brief and Activity Manual to encourage faith leaders to engage in HIV advocacy. These tools were created to educate, alleviate concerns and motivate faith leaders to action.
This publication received national attention and was featured in Essence Magazine and Bossip.