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Selected archived news and features related to HIV/AIDS ministry and The United Methodist Church.

Growing in Compassion (1985)

Growing in Compassion (1985)

In August, 1984, Irma Mathews, a member of Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Church in New York City, learned that her son, a Vietnam veteran and former drug abuser, had acquired AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
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Theological Statement (1987)

Theological Statement (1987)

On November 12-15, 1987, The United Methodist National Consultation on AIDS Ministries was held in Millbrae, California. Over 400 people attended the event. This statement was presented by the planning committee.
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Computerized AIDS Ministries (1993-- )

Computerized AIDS Ministries (1993-- )

The Computerized AIDS Ministries program began in 1993 and continues to this day. Some participants have said that CAM literally saved their lives.
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Welcoming Angels Through Computerized AIDS Ministries (1996)

When CAM opened in June 1993, Health and Welfare Ministries knew it was offering an important new information service-- one that would include spiritual and theological resources for AIDS ministry.
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Sarah's Story: A Message of Hope (2000)

Sarah's Story: A Message of Hope (2000)

Sarah Clarke Mensah was a "Missioner of Hope" assigned to work with children orphaned by AIDS in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The Story of a Congolese Family (2000)

The Story of a Congolese Family (2000)

Sylvie Ngiaye, now 22, was only 16 years old when her father died from AIDS-related symptoms. Her mother, also infected with the virus at the time, was too weak to care for the family.
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Major Gift for AIDS Orphans (2004)

Major Gift for AIDS Orphans (2004)

A major donation from a United Methodist family will underwrite school expenses for 2,000 children in Zimbabwe whose parents have died of AIDS. Officials of the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the Zimbabwe United Methodist Church announced the six-year-long project this week.
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Great News About Africa and AIDS (2004)

Great News About Africa and AIDS (2004)

n 2002 Maua Methodist Hospital (MMH) decided to start a Community based Palliative Care program to help alleviate the enormous AIDS problem in the community and surrounding area.
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United Methodists Help Save Girls (2004)

United Methodists Help Save Girls (2004)

The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) supports several programs around the world that address concerns of women, girls, and HIV/AIDS. A program in Zimbabwe pays school fees for the most vulnerable children so that they can get an education. Another program in Asia and the Pacific Islands trains Bible Women who are making a vital difference in their communities.
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