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World AIDS Day Observance

Each year, World AIDS Day is observed on December 1. It is a time for special programs on HIV/AIDS education and religious worship services that focus on intercessory and healing prayer, hope in God, and love and compassion in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

We recommend that United Methodists be encouraged to observe World AIDS Day on or around December 1. We further recommend that voluntary offerings may be channeled through the Advance Special for HIV/AIDS Ministries (#982215-6). We ask that the Advance Committee include information in a mailing about World AIDS Day (December 1), which may be used as a vehicle for raising United Methodist awareness of ministries addressing this issue.

Materials for World AIDS Day are available each year from the World Health Organization, the General Board of Church and Society, and the General Board of Global Ministries, the United Methodist Church.

From The Book of Resolutions, 1996. Copyright © by the United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.