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25 Oct

2018 Breaking Barriers HIV/AIDS Ministry Conference - Sponsored by the UM Global AIDS Committee

Time & Date

Event Starts:
10/25/2018 8:00AM
Event Ends:
10/27/2018 2:00PM
Time Zone

ET - Eastern Time

Registration Deadline

10/01/2018 11:59PM


St. Luke's United Methodist Church
100 W 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
United States

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Contact Info:

Linda Bales Todd

Event Details

Audience: All

The Breaking Barriers HIV/AIDS ministry conference helps create an AIDS-free world through saving lives, reducing stigma and increasing awareness. The quadrennial gathering is open to anyone concerned about the HIV and AIDS crisis in the United States and around the globe who wants to reach out to that community with a message of love. Attendees will be equipped to address the crisis and work towards eradicating discrimination against people living with the virus.

The schedule features dynamic speakers, immersive pre-conference mission experiences, diverse workshop presentations and powerful worship services that will offer attendees an opportunity to learn, share and connect. Participants can expect to return home feeling inspired, empowered and prepared to strengthen HIV/AIDS ministry initiatives in their communities. Speakers include Ryan White's mother and HIV/AIDS Activist Jeanne White-Ginder, AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, a Global Health Diplomacy deputy representative,Bishop Tracy Smith Malone, Bishop Julius C. Trimble and many more.

View a listing of workshops and the presenting speakers.

Registration fee is: $125. 

Optional pre-conference AIDS ministry visits and hotel information can be found on the event website.

Partial scholarships are available. Applications were accepted through Sept. 28th.

Sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee in partnership with the Council of Bishops, Division on Ministries with Young People (General Board of Discipleship), General Board of Church & Society, General Board of Global Ministries, General Commission on Communication, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference and United Methodist Women.

Co-Sponsors are the Center for Health & Hope, Christian Theological School, Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area, East Ohio Annual Conference, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Garrett-Evangelical Theological School, Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference, Indiana Annual Conference, Indiana University Health, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Michigan Area Annual Conference, Northern Illinois Annual Conference, RESULTS, United Theological Seminary, University of Indianapolis, West Ohio Annual Conference, and Wisconsin Annual Conference.

Speakers and schedule subject to change.