Female Pastor of Black Church Fighting Against AIDS

Female Pastor of Black Church Fighting Against AIDS

Since last three decades, the Chicago's South Side and surrounded Bray Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Greater Grand Crossing are under the prevalence of HIV and AIDS. But it's bad to know that it’s only been less than three years that the little church at 73rd Street and Greenwood Avenue took some initiative to fight against this plague.

All thanks to the Rev. Dorothy Williams who besides facing so much of discouragement continued working hard to impede the broadening of HIV in the African-American community. She is a female pastor in the black church and treats herself as a supporter in this human effort.

There were many elders at Bray who tried to create hurdle in her mission, but she keeping aside all the nervousness and dissuasion, moved further to help the victims. Now several HIV testing sessions take place at the church and all those who are found positive are given the treatment.

The only problem that the worshippers are facing is the confusion that whether they should distribute condoms to prevent this illness or not. Williams speaks about self-discipline but then she can’t force others to be like her. There are many people, even of her age, who are widowed members, but still are engaged in having sex.

As said by her, “A lot of churches are still not open to that ministry. It's in your face and very personal. It tends to probe into your business. Some of these things people want to keep personal at the cost of hindering people around
(them)".

Besides knowing that William’s duty is to teach people moderation and self-denial, she is engaged in protecting the people, because she can’t tolerate people dragging themselves into danger. She wants to spread awareness about this disease and wants to save the lives of those who are lurching with the disease in the community.


FrenchTribune Specials

Two Prairie Butterflies Gain Protection under Endangered Species Act

On Thursday, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it has included two prairie butterflies in the list of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

Dakota skipper, small to medium-sized North American butterfly, and Poweshiek skipperling, North American butterfly in the family Hesperiidae, are the...

Most Popular

Brain-eating amoeba in water supply leads to indictment of two employees

Two workers at Saint John the Baptist Parish in New...

Europeans remained lactose intolerant well after adopting cheese-making: study

Ancient Europeans remained intolerant to lactose nearly...

Christiana Figuere surges for unity in climate talks

Christiana Figueres, the head of UN'S climate change...

Scottish mothers suffering depression lack help

According to a new report, pregnant and new mothers...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: