Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute will host the second annual “Pittsburgh Faith Community: Sound the Alarm” during which time participants will discuss how to respond to HIV/AIDS in the Africa American community. This event will be held Thurs., May 12 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The full-day program will address the unique roles of the faith community in promoting HIV testing and HIV prevention as well as identifying how to collaborate with health services provided for persons living with HIV. Attendees will focus on the need to reduce stigma and raise awareness in the faith community. Health care providers, AIDS-serving organization, social workers, outreach workers, clergy, members of the faith-based community, and HIV infected and affected individuals are encouraged to attend.

Presenters include Anthony Anderson, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force; Dorcas Baker, Johns Hopkins and Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center; the Rev. Dr. Mary Buckley, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Metro-Urban Institute; Debra Dennison, University of Pittsburgh, Linda Frank, University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center; the Rev. Edwin Saunders II, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church; and Gloria Scotts, Churches United to Stop HIV and Broward County Health Department.

Various accreditations are offered including PSNA, LSW/LCSW, PCB, and CEU. Registration fee is $20. Deadline is May 5 and pre-registration is required. Visit www.pamaaetc.org/faith.html for more information.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has been preparing leaders for Christian ministry for more than 200 years. In 1991, the Seminary initiated the Metro-Urban Institute to help churches address growing concerns related to urban living. MUI has become an important resource for those concerned with “the welfare of the city” (Jeremiah 12:7) whether or not they actually live in urban areas.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.