Jackson Clarion-Ledger Examines Role of Black Clergy in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
The Jackson Clarion-Ledger on Thursday examined the role of black clergy in fighting and preventing the spread of HIV. Although black churches could have a "big impact" on preventing HIV/AIDS, many blacks say they are "frustrat[ed]" that clergy members are not doing enough to combat the disease, according to the Clarion-Ledger. Many religious leaders might be "uneasy" about discussing HIV/AIDS because some prevention topics might "conflict with their theology," the Clarion-Ledger reports. However, Rev. Clifford Daniels of New McRaven Christian Center in Clinton, Miss., said that many black ministers discuss HIV/AIDS prevention with church members in private conversations, even though they do not speak about it from the pulpit, according to the Clarion-Ledger (Gordon, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 3/24). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.