As a cornerstone of The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative, the Day of Unity is designed to unite pastors nationwide on one day to preach from the pulpit and help build a movement that will inspire our communities to take action and put an end to the social injustices in the Black community.
We urge all faith leaders to join us in this movement and experience the powerful work that God is only beginning to do. It is vital to the success of this collaborative effort that we have your blessing and public support. This will be an exciting journey that will highlight Health and HIV as a social justice issue as we continue in this fight for health equity.
There is still time to join us in our fight. The NAACP has developed a toolkit to assist in organizing the activities for the Day of Unity, including:
- Participation ideas: a list of ways you could participate, ranging from inclusion of social justice themes in your sermon, to hosting an HIV screening at your church.
- Talking points: to be used to help draft sermons or other congregation communications.
- Sermonette ideas: includes scripture themes and inspiration for HIV as a social justice issue.
- Testing tips: understand the importance of testing and who should be tested for HIV.
- Health equity: background information on achieving health equity for combating HIV.
- AIDSVu: to assist in identifying local agencies to provide technical support and onsite HIV testing, utilize www.AIDSVu.org.
In recognition of your efforts, we will include your name and church as a participant in the Day of Unity on our website.
Visit www.theblackchurchandhiv.org to get your toolkit today.