CAM's electronic mailing list is a private and confidential support e-list for persons interested in or involved in HIV/AIDS ministries; persons living with HIV/AIDS; and friends and families of people living with HIV/AIDS. You do not have to use your real name in the list if you need anonymity. Personal material shared in this e-group is not to be shared beyond CAM without the individual's permission.
After signing up, you will receive a private e-mail from one of the moderators (firstname.lastname@example.org) asking you to reply to the moderator privately to introduce yourself and the reasons for your interest in this list. You must reply to the e-mail in order to be considered for membership; if you do not reply to the e-mail your request will not be approved.
How to Join
1. Go to http://list.gbgm-umc.org/scripts/lyris.pl?enter=cam
Scroll down to where it says "join cam" or
2. Send a blank message to: email@example.com
The list is a program of Health and Welfare Ministries, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church. If you have questions about this discussion list, write the Rev. Dr. Nancy A. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. CAM is an support e-list about HIV/AIDS ministries. A goal of CAM is to create a safe space for its community of users. Please participate in this list with this purpose in mind.
2. Use CAM in the spirit in which it is provided -- one of love and concern. Many people with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones are in the midst of an active grieving process and therefore more vulnerable than the average person. Especially during holiday periods, be especially sensitive to all of our members' needs.
3. Users can not be personally abusive (flame) to any individual or group of people. Name calling is not OK. Hate messages are not allowed.
4. Netiquette Hints:
a. Avoid typing your messages in COMPLETELY CAPITAL LETTERS. Using all capital letters usually is considered SHOUTING!
b. When using message quoting, quote only as much of the message you are responding to as necessary for folk to follow your response.
The face AIDS wears is both many and one. The face of AIDS is women and men, children, youth and adults. It is our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers. Sometimes the face AIDS wears is that of a person without a home or a person in prison. Other times it's the face of a pregnant woman who is fearful she will pass HIV to her unborn child. Sometimes it's a baby or child who has no caregiver and little hope of adoption or being placed in foster care.
Persons living with AIDS (PLWAs) come from all walks of life. PLWAs represent all racial and ethnic groups, religious backgrounds, and countries of the world. Some are employed; others are underemployed or unemployed. Some are affected by other life-threatening situations such as poverty, domestic or societal violence, or intravenous drug use.
We should not be surprised that the many faces AIDS wears are, really, one and the same face. The one face that AIDS wears is always the face of a person created and loved by God.
Read about a Covenant to Care.
1. Read Matthew 25:31-46
2. John Wesley, founder of Methodism, wrote a sermon "On Visiting the Sick" (Sermon 98).
If you are interested in or involved in HIV/AIDS ministry, please join us!