On April 29, 2006, the Lutheran School of Theology and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science welcomed 75 medical and religious professionals from the Chicagoland area to participate in “Partners in Care and Prevention: 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Workshop for Medical and Religious Professionals.”
Participants heard an HIV medical Update from Dr. Arthur Moswin (Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago) to start off the workshop. They then broke out into smaller sessions, which covered topics such as “How to start an HIV/AIDS Ministry” (Rev. Penny Willis, Planned Parenthood), “AIDS as religious violence” (Mark Robinson), Pastor to Pastor: Resolving dilemmas in talking about HIV/AID”S (Rev. Michael Sykes, Trinity United Church of Christ), “Neurological Assessment” (Cliff Smith, Rush University Medical Center), “Walking the Walk: Promoting partnerships between religion and medicine” (Melvin Gray, Midwestern University; James Moore, Valparaiso University). Rev. Doris Green of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago presented on “From Custody to the Community: Transitioning from correctional institutions.” Participants also heard from a panel made up of religious leaders, Rev. Penny Willis; Rev. Doris Green; Rev. Antje Jackelén, PhD (Zygon Center for Religion and Science); Ghulam-Haider Aasi, PhD (American Islamic College, Chicago); and James Moore, PhD.We look forward to continuing this workshop next year. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming months. If you have any questions about the workshop or any of our programs, please feel free to send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).