All People’s Church Addresses HIV & the Role of the Faith Community
February 10, 2014
Reverend Steve Jerbi of All Peoples Church and Diverse & Resilient are hosting a special Black History Month event on February 23. Reverend Andrena Ingram will give guest sermons addressing HIV and the role of the faith community at 9:00am and 11:00am.
Rev. Ingram is an HIV-positive activist whose work involves eliminating the shame of living with HIV, confronting the stigma, and encouraging conversations on the topic. Rev. Ingram spreads the message that everyone should, “know your status, get tested, and be informed.” She seeks to empower others to live abundantly through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.
About All Peoples Church
All Peoples Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Rooted in the Harambee neighborhood of Milwaukee, the congregation is racially, culturally, and economically diverse. Its commitment to social justice has earned it awards and recognition. For more information about All Peoples Church, visit www.allpeoplesgathering.org.
Diverse & Resilient’s program, Acceptance Journeys, works to increase awareness and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), acceptance of LGBTQ people and HIV rates and health disparities are linked. 414ALL, Diverse & Resilient’s condom campaign, is designed to make condoms more available, accessible, and acceptable to young adults in the city of Milwaukee.