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Some Practical Things to Do This World AIDS and Beyond

  • Schedule a candlelight service of remembrance for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Have a service of healing for those living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.
  • Observe a moment of silence during worship for those who have died of AIDS.
  • During liturgy pray for people infected with HIV, those living with AIDS, and family and friends who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Distribute HIV/AIDS Fact sheets and red ribbons for the Sunday before World AIDS Day.
  • Invite those living with HIV/AIDS to share their stories.
  • Have Chapter members become involved wit

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Annual Day of Fasting & Prayer for Those Living with HIV/AIDS

In 1985 DignityUSA established a "day of fasting and prayer for HIV/AIDS to be observed on the first Sunday of Lent and that each Chapter is requested to hold an appropriate service on that day in memory of all those who have died of AIDS and to provide comfort and encouragement to the partners, families and friends of these people and all other concerned individuals." (HOD Resolution # 20)

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Priests with AIDS: Flawed Humanity or Flawed Church Policy?

By: Marianne Duddy, Executive Director, DignityUSA

Recently, the Kansas City Star ran an eleven-part series on Roman Catholic priests with AIDS. These highly controversial articles were based on a survey sent to 3,000 priests across the country, which was responded to by just over 800 of the recipients. Among the findings:

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