December 1st was World AIDS Day and FIGHT honored the occasion with the 9th Annual Prayer Breakfast. Over 300 faith leaders and community members came together to offer hope and healing for those who are living with HIV/AIDS. We took the day to remember those who have passed and recommitted ourselves to standing with our sisters andbrothers in faith, in activism, in reducing stigma, and in enduring love. Bishop Audrey Bronson, Pastor of Sanctuary Church of the Open Door, served as keynote speaker for the breakfast. The event also included prayers by Rev. Dr. Chris Kimmenez and Rev. Naomi Washington Leaphart. The FIGHT Gospel Choir and the Kathanghah Dance Company were also on hand to offer inspiration through the performing arts.
Presented by Philadelphia FIGHT
PHILADELPHIA – The Faith Leaders’ Network of Philadelphia FIGHT will present the Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 237 S. Broad St, Philadelphia.
People of faith and faith-based organizations have been at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS since the early 1980s, by engaging in practical health care, social and emotional support, pastoral care and advocacy with and for those living with the virus, to eliminate stigma and discrimination and to promote access to treatment for all those living with HIV.
Each year on World AIDS Day (December 1st), Philadelphia’s faith community comes together at the Prayer Breakfast to offer hope and healing for those who are living with HIV/AIDS. At the event, over 250 people will remember those who have passed and those who are still with us and also recommit to standing with our sisters and brothers in faith, in activism, in reducing stigma, and in enduring love.
The keynote speaker is Rev. Jay B. Broadnax, Pastor of Mt. Pisgah AME Church. Rev. Broadnax currently serves as President of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Inc.
The event will also include prayers by Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson of the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard of the Palmer Theological Seminary. The Philadelphia FIGHT Gospel Choir directed by David Winslow and the VOICES of Philadelphia FIGHT Inspirational choir directed by Ruth Naomi Floyd will offer prayer and inspiration in song.
Philadelphia FIGHT provides state of the art, culturally competent primary medical care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to adults and youth living with HIV and to those who are at high risk, and access to the most advanced clinical research. Each year FIGHT reaches over 8,000 people through its social services and education programs and treats over 2,000 people with HIV at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. FIGHT’s goal is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.
To RSVP, contact Eddie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.985.4448 ext. 435 or Calenthia Dowdy at email@example.com or 215.985.4448 ext. 253., or visit www.fight.org.
The Faith Advisory Board of Philadelphia FIGHT invite you, your family, and members of your faith community to join us for our annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast, Saturday morning November 30, 2013 at the Radisson Blu-Warwick Hotel, 220 S. 17th Street 8-10 a.m.
Over 30,000 people live with HIV in Philadelphia. What does this mean for communities of faith? Join us for as we dialogue, pray, and renew our commitment to combating HIV in our congregations and in our city.
Special guests include:
- Rev. Dr. J. Louis Felton of Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ – Keynote
- Rev. Jay B. Broadnax of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church
- Rev. Dr. Claudio Carvalhaes of Lutheran Theological Seminary, Phila.
- Ruth Naomi Floyd, Vocalist/Composer – Psalmist
- Minister Rodney Muhammad of Mosque No.12 Islam
For more information, contact Jalina Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 985.4448 ext. 169.