10/6/2015 10:40:00 AM

​     CHICAGO (ELCA) – Recognizing the distinct role faith communities play in helping restore the dignity of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, Asian and Pacific companion churches and organizations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sept. 21-25 for a conference on HIV and AIDS hosted by ELCA’s Global Mission.
Meeting under the theme, “Our Positive Stories: Reducing Stigma by Building Community,” the conference focused on increasing knowledge about the epidemic in Asia and globally, best practices in HIV and AIDS programs, and the importance of the faith community in advocacy efforts.

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