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CALIFORNIA: HIV Film The Gospel of Healing, Previews This Weekend


The Oakland Post Online (10.26.12)

Bay Area residents will have the opportunity to view the documentary “The Gospel of Healing Volume I: Black Churches” at two venues in Oakland and San Francisco on October 27 and 28. The film, directed by Paul Grant, demonstrates how Black churches are creating AIDS ministries that address the physical and the spiritual dimensions of AIDS. The film traces five faith-based programs in rural and urban areas that are leading the way in serving and mobilizing their communities against the spread of HIV/AIDS. The film also touches on important historic moments such as the International AIDS Strategy’s announcement in 2010 and visual images of Black leaders publicly being tested, including President Obama. The film will be shown at 2 p.m., October 27, at Imani Community Church, 3300 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland, and 6 p.m., October 28, at City of Refuge Community Church, 1025 Howard St. in San Francisco. Both screenings will include a panel discussion with the director and local faith leaders including Bishop Yvette Flunder and out-of-town contributor Rev. Edwin Sanders.


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