Date(s) - 27/08/2017
Reaching All HIV+ Muslims In America (RAHMA) and partners will lead the 1st Inter-Faith-HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. The goal is to rally US faith communities, including representative of the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu and Baha’i faiths to take a stand against stigma in their faith communities towards people living with HIV and raise awareness about AIDS.
The main event will take place in Washington DC. Satellite events will be held in 15 U.S cities concurrently including citywide “prayer walks.” Faith leaders and activists around the US will speak out against stigma and discrimination raise awareness among the audience on how to prevent HIV, and where to access testing, including and advice on ways to create safe spaces for discussions about the sensitive issues surrounding HIV in faith communities. The organizers hope to mobilize faith communities towards ending AIDS as a public health threat and the three ZEROs (Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths).