AIDS: The Faithful's Fight

Ruth Messinger, the president of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), invited Odyssey Networks to her New York offices to discuss the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic around the world. Messinger, whose first got involved in the AIDS awareness campaign in the early 80s, says that worldwide the virus particularly impacts women and girls. Messinger, who spent two decades in public service before joining AJWS, says that her work is largely driven by her faith and desire to pursue social justice.

Messinger currently serves as the co-chair of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance’s interfaith task force. July is National HIV Awareness month.

Read more:

Faith community must address injustice to help “turn the tide” of the HIV pandemic - July 22, 2012 from the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

“Every person not treated is an unnecessary death” - July 22, 2012 from the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

Rev. Anthony Lee Gets Tested For HIV In The Pulpit To Promote AIDS Awareness - July 18, 2012 from the Huffington Post

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