The purpose of the 2017 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is to bring national attention to the AIDS epidemic in the United States and the extraordinary role faith communities can and are playing in AIDS prevention, education, service and advocacy.
The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS will promote the continuous national mobilization and education of faith communities to take an even greater role in the implementation of AIDS education and services within their local communities and across the nation.
Program Goal & Objectives
The goal of the campaign is to strengthen the capacity of our nation’s faith communities to influence social norms and thereby contribute to the prevention of HIV disease and provide compassionate support to those who are affected.
Program objectives are:
- To promote a week of AIDS awareness activities through faith institutions to educate the people of the United States about HIV/AIDS
- To raise awareness of faith communities to support HIV testing, health education, prevention interventions and give unconditional love and support to all those who are affected by HIV/AIDS
- To bring national, regional and local attention to the critical role faith communities are playing in the AIDS epidemic in the United States