HIV/AIDS Ministry: Past & Present
On May 26, CARe and the Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies (CLGS) at the Pacific School of religion teamed up to host a virtual panel discussion.
On May 26, CARe and the Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies (CLGS) at the Pacific School of religion teamed up to host a virtual panel discussion. This discussion was presented in conjunction with CARE's Spring 2020 exhibition, AFTER/LIFE, which features the work of Ed Aulerich-Sugai and Mark Mitchell. Both of these innovative and inspiring artists were affected by HIV/AIDS, leading to Ed's death in 1994.
Our diverse group of accomplished panelists discussed spirituality, ministry, and community in the days when AIDS was first recognized and in more recent times.
Moderated by Dr. Bernard Schlager (Executive Director, CGLS), our panelists are: Bishop Yvette A. Flunder (City of Refuge UCC), Rabbi Jane Litman (Jewish Roundtable, CLGS and Rabbi, Chico Havurah), the Rev. Elder Jim Mitulski (Interim Pastor, Island United Church UCC, Foster City and AIDS activist), and Steven Tierney (Professor Emeritus, counseling psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Clinical Director, Seeds of Awareness, Oakland).