Acting on AIDS recognizes World AIDS Day

Steve Haas
Steve Haas

WILMORE, KY—The Asbury College chapter of Acting on AIDS recognizes World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with several events to bring awareness of the AIDS epidemic around the world. On Monday at 10 a.m., Steve Haas of World Vision will speak during chapel in Hughes Auditorium.

Other activities include:
11 a.m. – Noon       Informal invitation for students to join Steve Haas during lunch in the cafeteria Gray Room

Noon – 1:30 p.m.    Asbury Theological Seminary "Lunch Gathering" in the Seminary cafeteria

2 – 3:30 p.m.           Dialogue with Haas in the Grille

Steve Haas has provided leadership on many World Vision "Vision Trips," which allow leaders to personally witness the impact of AIDS in African communities and has helped to engage and mobilize congregations across America on the AIDS crisis.

Haas is also one of the driving forces behind the launch of World Vision's Acting on AIDS program, which numbers more 150 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Hass speaks on a variety of topics including AIDS and the role of the Church, holistic ministry, Scriptural interpretation, and biblical teaching on a wide range of subjects. He has addressed audiences of virtually every type, size, and denominational background. He has been interviewed with CNN, Christianity Today, The New York Times, and a host of radio stations.

World Vision is a global organization with offices in approximately 100 countries. World Vision serves millions of people including earthquake and hurricane survivors, abandoned and exploited children, survivors of famine and civil war, refugees, and children and families in communities devastated by AIDS in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

World Vision has been combating global AIDS for nearly two decades. The organization started its first AIDS programs among orphaned children in Uganda, HIV-infected children in Romania and young women caught in the sex trade in Thailand.

Today, World Vision has AIDS programs in more than 60 nations. World Vision is working to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS through innovative and compassionate care, prevention efforts and effective advocacy so that gains in agricultural development, education, health care and other areas are not lost by the ravages of AIDS.

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