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* Pastoral Care and the AIDS Epidemic (deleted or expired 2012)

WHEREAS, the AIDS disease is of epidemic proportions; and

WHEREAS, pastoral care training does not take into consideration the unique cultural and spiritual healing methods of the Native American community; and

WHEREAS, a national consultation on pastoral care and AIDS for Native Americans would provide sound cultural insights for The United Methodist Church in the area of pastoral care for Native American pastors; and

WHEREAS, a program of this nature would provide nurture for Native American pastors and their continuing education,

Therefore, be it resolved, that the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the National United Methodist Native American Center continue to develop culturally relevant curriculum materials regarding pastoral care and AIDS in the Native American community; and

Be it further resolved, that General Conference encourage the National United Methodist Native American Center and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry to hold, as soon as possible, a National Consultation on Pastoral Care and AIDS in the Native American community using this curriculum, consistent with the availability of independent funding.

ADOPTED 1992
readopted 2004
resolution #139, 2004 Book of Resolutions
resolution #127, 2000 Book of Resolutions

See Social Principles, ¶ 162A and U.

From The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church - 2008. Copyright © 2008 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

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