The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) conducted a year-long, 11-city research tour with over 250 faith leaders across denominations to identify best practices and challenges when addressing HIV within the Black Church. With this collected research and insight from the HIV manual advisory committee, they developed The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative.
The NAACP Health Department has written the Pastoral Brief and Activity Manual to encourage faith leaders to engage in HIV advocacy. These tools were created to educate, alleviate concerns and motivate faith leaders to action. Throughout the Pastoral Brief and Activity Manual, they hope to inspire you and the communities you serve to join them as advocates and agents of God’s love to support those infected and affected by HIV.
Population of focus: Faith leaders and pastors
Links to resource:
- Pastoral brief (pdf)
- Activity manual (pdf)
- The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative website