Uncommon Hope offers a dynamic, small-group curriculum designed to support people of faith in answering God’s call to end the silence and inaction magnifying the human suffering and death wrought by HIV and AIDS. Whether your church or faith-based organization is just beginning to engage in HIV/AIDS ministry or has a long history in the work, Uncommon Hope provides tools and experiences to foster the development of spiritual responses that are authentic to your community, consistent with the core teachings of all major faith traditions and respectful of the rich diversity reflected in the lives most impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Uncommon Hope is open and inclusive of all people living with HIV and AIDS, whether they are infected in the body or affected as concerned and caring community members. The program is a progressive, multi-unit curriculum packaged in six chapters, each comprising a combination of educational tools, engaged learning, public action and social support. Participants are afforded the opportunity to acquire new skills and insight at each stage of the process: Awareness, Truths, Radical Change, and Inspiration. If you hunger to minister at the true intersection of justice, mercy, compassion and hope, then read the pages of Uncommon Hope.
Joshua L. Love, director of the Metropolitan Community Churches Global HIV/AIDS Ministry (MCCGHAM) and Metropolitan Community Churches Drug and Addictions Ministry is a passionate advocate for LGBTIQ health and wellness. Joshua, a survivor of HIV and drug addiction, travels the world to share a message of hope and spiritual renewal as well as his personal experiences as he works to further the development of community dialogues. He is a clergy candidate, has been published in IAPAC+, and has produced a documentary. Joshua’s combination of personal narrative and community dialogue brings light to a set of challenging social and spiritual topics.