CHURCH AND SOCIETY
The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) was established by the 2004 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Its purpose is to stem the tide of HIV and AIDS around the world, and strengthen the church’s compassionate response to this deadly pandemic. UMGAF supports programs that focus on prevention, advocacy, testing, and counseling for people living with HIV and AIDS.
Through the generosity of United Methodists and others, UMGAF has supported more than 200 HIV/AIDS church-oriented and Christ-centered programs in more than 35 countries. For United Methodists living in the United States, 25 percent of all contributions given to UMGAF through a local United Methodist church remain in the annual conference for dynamic AIDS ministries.
UMGAF is guided by an inter-agency committee comprised of representatives from the Council of Bishops, General Board of Church & Society, General Board of Global Ministries, General Commission on Communications, the Division on Ministries with Young People, United Methodist Women, and the Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns.
The fund is an Advance Special, which is second-mile giving. One hundred percent goes directly to the projects! The Advance Special is #982345.
For more information download the Global AIDS Fund Brochure.
Rev. Ashley Steele
Chair, Church & Society Committee
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