People pass an Ebola awareness mural on October 2, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. More than 3,200 people have died in West Africa due to the epidemic. (John Moore/Getty Images Europe)

Ebola, HIV, and Faith

People pass an Ebola awareness mural on October 2, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.
More than 3,200 people have died in West Africa due to the epidemic. (John Moore/Getty Images Europe)

On the heels of the 2014 United States Conference on AIDS in San Diego, I am struck by the response of African American faith communities to the spread of the Ebola virus. Black pastors and congregations around the country have expressed outrage about the lack of response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa until after three white Americans were infected with the virus. (Apparently, the black people of the world don’t matter enough to save.) So, where is the black church’s outrage about the ongoing HIV epidemic in the United States where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in 16 black men and 1 in 32 black women will become infected in their lifetime?

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Tamela Mann Returns to Bay Area for Oakland Pastoral Anniversary

Beebe Memorial Cathedral will celebrate Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Sunday, September 8th during the 10AM morning worship service.  The ‘Decade of Service Celebration’ will include Grammy nominated powerhouse Tamela Mann, and Bishop W. Darin Moore, Presiding Bishop, AME Zion – Western Episcopal District. 

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5 Tech Tips for Pastors to Maximize Facebook

“I’m on Facebook, what do I do next?”  This is by far the #1 question I’m asked by Pastors and Clergy when consulting about their social media use.  While most are actively engaged with Facebook and use it to connect, and promote what’s happening with ministry – sometimes the lines are blurred between their personal and private lives.  

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Are Your Fitness Goals Reasonable?

In life, we’re told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for the gold. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is admirable, not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. It may seem counterintuitive to start small, but remember that you want to set yourself up for success not burnout or injury.

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6TH Annual African American Breast Cancer Conference, “Each One Reach One: Working Together to Make a Change

The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), formerly the Northern California Cancer Center, invites you to attend a very special breast cancer awareness event for the SF Bay Area community!

EVENT DETAILS:

6TH Annual African American Breast Cancer Conference, “Each One Reach One: Working Together to Make a Change”
Saturday, May 1, 2010 / 7:30am – 4:30pm

Conference Center at the Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison Street / Oakland 94612
www.cpic.org/EORO
 

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