Day of Unity - July 20, 2014

The Day of Unity unites faith leaders nationwide to preach from the pulpit and help build a movement that will inspire our communities to take action and put an end to the social injustices in the Black community. 

The third annual Day of Unity will take place July 20, 2014. If you’d like to join the NAACP and fight to end the HIV epidemic please contact Rev. Keron Sadler at Health@naacpnet.org or (410) 410-580-5682.

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We urge all faith leaders to join us in this movement and experience the powerful work that God is only beginning to do. It is vital to the success of this collaborative effort that we have your blessing and public support. This will be an exciting journey that will highlight Health and HIV as a social justice issue as we continue in this fight for health equity.

We have developed a toolkit to assist in organizing the activities for the Day of Unity, including:

  • Participation ideas: a list of ways you could participate, ranging from inclusion of social justice themes in your sermon, to hosting an HIV screening at your church.
  • Talking points: to be used to help draft sermons or other congregation communications.
  • Sermonette ideas: includes scripture themes and inspiration for HIV as a social justice issue.
  • Testing tips: understand the importance of testing and who should be tested for HIV.
  • Health equity: background information on achieving health equity for combating HIV.
  • AIDSVu: to assist in identifying local agencies to provide technical support and onsite HIV testing, utilize www.AIDSVu.org.

Click here to see a message about the Day of Unity from NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock.

2014 Partnering Faith Leaders

Bishop Dwayne Lane, Pavilion of Praise Christian Church (St. Louis)
Bishop Joseph Walker III, Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Bishop Kenneth H. Dupree, The Victory Church of Nashville
Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon, Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, Shreveport
Bishop Michael C Mcilwain, Refuge of God Christian Fellowship
Bishop Tony Lane, Church of God
Bishop Yvette Flunder, City of Refuge United Church of Christ
Minister Toni Epperson, Friendship Baptist Church
Pastor Allen L. Transou, Young Macedonia Baptist Church
Pastor Anthony Lee, Community of Hope A.M.E.
Pastor Anthony W. Sullivan, Jr., God Can Ministries United Church of Christ
Pastor Byron L. Smith, Sr., Lifting The Veil Ministries
Pastor Cedric Lamar Bridges, Praise Temple Ruston
Pastor Curt D. Thomas, Renewed Church of Los Angeles
Pastor Ephiteo Evans, Life Changing Evangelistic Ministries
Pastor Fay Golding, Redeemer Lutheran Church
Pastor Fitzgerald Lovett, New Zion UMC
Pastor Francis Ananda Chipukunya, Support for Change Initiative Ministries
Pastor Jarma Chisholm, Columbus Chapel A.M.E.  Zion Church
Pastor Jefforey A. Stafford, Pleasant Green Baptist Church
Pastor Jeffrey Reaves, Good Shepherd Baptist Church 
Pastor John T. Rhodes, Trinidad Baptist Church
Pastor Karen Cooper, The Way of the Cross Baptist
Pastor Kelvin L. Lumpkin, Light of The World Christian Church
Pastor Latricia Mitchell, St. Michael’s Spiritual Church
Pastor Reginald D. Walton, Phillips Memorial CME Church
Pastor Rhonda Johnson, Woodstation/Napier Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church
Pastor Rob Jones, Foot of the Cross Christian Church
Pastor Robert Collier, Galilee Baptist Church
Pastor Sherry Wilson, For His Glory Worship Center
Pastor Terrence K. Portero, Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank
Pastor Victor E. Covington, Union Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor William E. Dickerson II, Greater Love Tabernacle
Reverend Anthony Lee, Community of Hope A.M.E. Church
Reverend Edwin Sanders, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
Reverend Jasper Williams, Jr., Salem Bible Church
Reverend John Faison, Jr., Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Keith Norman, First Baptist Church
Reverend Regina Ragin Dykes, New Life A.M.E. Church
Reverend Sharyn Cosby, In The Spirit Christian Church
Reverend Tracy L. Cross, Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal
Reverend Dr. Alice Hubbard Crenshaw, St. Stephen A.M.E. Church
Reverend Dr. Barbara A. Wilson, Coppin A.M.E. Church
Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Beebe Memorial Cathedral
Reverend Dr. David Goatley, Lott Carey – Baptist Foreign Mission Convention
Reverend Dr. Francys Johnson, Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. James E. Delaney, St. John Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Reaves, Good Shepherd Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, First Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Norwood G. Carson, Tabernacle Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Timothy Sloan, St. Luke Memorial Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Willie A. Gholston II, Bethel A.M.E. Church
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Faith Driven Magazine
Phoenix Chapter – National Action Network

2013 Partnering Faith Leaders

Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME) Church – Presiding Prelate of the Piedmont Episcopal District
Bishop Dennis V. Proctor, AME Zion Alabama-Florida, New York and Western New York Episcopal Districts
Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon, Full Gospel
Bishop Yvette Flunder, Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM)
Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, Sr., Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC)
Rev. Dr. Julius A. Scruggs, First Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Nelson B. Rivers, III, Charity Missionary Baptist Church
Bishop Lloyd Cartwright, Jr., Peaceful Community Baptist Church
Bishop C. H. McClelland, Holy Cathedral Church of God in Christ
Bishop Kenneth H. Dupree, The Victory Church of Nashville
Apostle Leroy Smith, Outreach Ministries Church
Apostle Donna Smalls, Restoration Worship Center
Elder Danny Stanton, Friendship Baptist Church
Reverend Lyddale Akins, Triumphant Life Church
Reverend Joe Barber, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Diana Body, Life of Peace International Ministries
Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon, Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, Shreveport
Reverend Carolyn Bratton, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church
Reverend Dale Braxton
Reverend Darryl Canady, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend James Coleman
Reverend Beryl Cowthran, Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, Bossier
Reverend TJ Debnam
Reverend Segdwick Easley, Union Baptist Church
Reverend Kris Erskine, Bethany Baptist Church
Reverend Ezekiel Ezechim, Sabaoth Rescue Mission
Reverend John Faison, Jr., Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Floyd Flake, The Greater Allen AME Cathedral
Reverend E. W. Frierson, Wesley United Methodist Church
Reverend Marcus George, Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, Monroe
Reverend Willie Gholston II, Bethel AME Church
Reverend David Goatley, Lott Carey
Reverend Carol Green, Wilson Boulevard Christian Church
Reverend Benjamin Hailey, Sr., Union Baptist Church
Reverend Charley Hames, Jr., Beebe Memorial Cathedral Church
Reverend Alvin Hathaway, Sr., Union Baptist Church
Reverend Frederick Haynes III, Friendship West Baptist Church
Reverend Fancys Johnson, Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church & Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Robert Jones, Foot of the Cross Christian Church
Reverend Leonard King, First Zion Baptist Church
Reverend Tony Lee, Community of Hope AME Church
Reverend Joseph L. Marshall, Jr., St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Elson McCowan, Star Grace Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Eric McIntosh, St. James Episcopal Church
Reverend Ernest McNear, True Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ Church
Reverend Larry Melton, Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, Marshall
Reverend Tommy Miles, Macedonia Baptist Church
Reverend Michael Minor, Oak Hill Baptist Church
Reverend Bernard Montgomery, New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Keith Norman, First Baptist Church
Reverend Carl Prince, Jr., Zion Baptist Church
Reverend Carroll Rhodes, Mount Helm Baptist Church
Reverend Lenton Rhodes
Reverend Edwin Sanders, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
Reverend Torin Sanders, The Sixth Baptist Church of New Orleans
Reverend Jasmine Sculark, Shiloh Baptist Church
Reverend Gracher Selby, St. John AME Zion Church
Reverend Glenn Shepard, Campbell AME Church
Reverend Sheldon Shipman, Greenville Memorial AME Zion
Reverend Timothy Sloan, St. Luke Memorial Baptist Church
Reverend Jules Smith, Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Byron Smith, Sr., Curry Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Reverend Charles Straight, Faith United Methodist Church
Reverend Jack Sullivan, Jr., The Pennsylvania Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Reverend Robert Tedder
Reverend Oscar Tillman
Reverend Charles White
Reverend Kary Williams, St. James AME Church
Reverend Barbara Wilson, Coppin Memorial AME Church
Reverend R. W. Wincfiecs, Unity Baptist Church of Braddock