Ministries network says 'It's Time'
Reconciling Ministries Network has started the "It's Time" campaignwhich involves the United Methodist Church embracing its LGBTQ clergy and memberswith a focus on the General Conference in May 2016 in Portland, Oregon.
The campaign is starting with a partnership with the documentary filmmakers behind An Act of Love, which tells the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked in 2013 for officiating his son's same-sex wedding. The network hopes to get help from donors in order to host more than 50 screenings nationwide leading up to General Conference.
The network has also created a Web page so that people across the country and around the globe can tell delegates directly that "It's Time" for change. See RMNetwork.org .
Ryan White award recipients announced
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) has announced the 30 organizations selected to receive an estimated $7 million in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants to serve the HIV community throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Funding through the federal Ryan White program, which distributes $2.3 billion nationwide to support people living with HIV, allows AFC to create a system of collaborative partnerships between Chicago-based organizations.
Some of the recipients include Core Center, Erie Family Health Center, Catholic Charities of Chicago, Heartland Health Outreach, Haymarket Center, Test Positive Aware Network, Open Door Clinic, the University of Chicago and Project VIDA.