Lausanne Committee to discuss church’s role in confronting HIV/AIDS

By October 17, 2005

USA (MNN) — For the first time the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization will host the North American Consultation on the Role of the Church, addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It’s called the Global Missions Health Conference. The conference with be held at the Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, Nov. 10th.

The committee hopes to draw prominent North American church pastors and Christian leaders to speak out on the AIDS Pandemic and to urge the churches in the U.S. and Canada to get involved. As the AIDS crisis is increasingly seen as the greatest humanitarian emergency in the history of the world, leaders are looking not only for medical answers but for a way to reach those affected with the ultimate life-saving help of the gospel of Christ.

The Consultation has already caught the attention of USAID. Edward C. Green will address the consultation as the senior research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. Green joins Richard Stearns, president of World Vision, and Ben Homan, president and CEO of Food for the Hungry, who will both speak on the role of the Church in the HIV/AIDS crisis. Geoff Tunnicliffe, interim secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance, will speak on the power of partnership in responding to the pandemic.

The GMHC draws hundreds of health professionals, students, aid agency administrators, church leaders, and missions groups each year. For more information on the conference, go to medicalmissions.com.

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