Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s Faith COMPASS Center will host a summer institute, “Re-Storying and Restoring: Theology, Sacred Memory, and Health in the African American Community,” from June 18 to June 20, 2024, on the Reynolda campus of Wake Forest University. 

The institute is designed to challenge and correct harmful theological and cultural narratives about HIV/AIDS in the African American community. It will provide faith leaders, church congregants, health workers, seminarians, and preachers with the tools and knowledge necessary to promote healing and well-being for communities and individuals. 

The event aims to help participants explore the impact of narratives on individuals, families, and communities and gain insights into the perpetuation of stigma and discrimination. They will also learn to identify implicit biases within theological discourse and cultural practices.. Participants will engage in deep reflection and exploration at the intersection of theology, health, and justice. Through prophetic preaching and transformative storytelling, they will gain a deeper understanding of ancient wisdoms and their impact on health outcomes.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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