Series - Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS [CARAS]

CARAS meeting minutes 1988 - 1992 Correspondence, clippings, and notes regarding religion, homosexuality, and AIDS Holding our own: An assessment of the needs of persons living with HIV in Nova Scotia A Time for Quiet and Healing promotional materials, programs, sheet music, and notes 1991 - 1992 Awake the World event records 1998 Records regarding CARAS survey of churches and faith groups

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Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS [CARAS]

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  • 1987-2006 (Creation)
    Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to Aids

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95.5 cm of textual records

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Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to Aids (CARA) was a multi-denominational organization first assembled on 17 February 1998 with the aim of providing pastoral care to persons with HIV/Aids, education to the community, and consciousness raising with AIDS groups and church people. Among their projects was Morton House, a residence/hospice for persons living with AIDS, and AIDS-LINK, which connected people with AIDS to resources and support. They also started the Clergy Walk for Aids and hosted "Awake the World: A multi-faith, multi-media meditation on AIDS" at St. Matthew's United Church, Halifax. The group officially disassembled in September 2003.

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Materials were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Larry Baxter through the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive.

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Series contains materials from the organization Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS (CARA or CARAS) and includes meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and educational materials. Fonds also contains records from two projects run by CARA: Morton House, a hospice for people living with AIDS, and AIDS-LINK, a project aimed at connecting people with AIDS to resources and support.

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Series was described separately from materials contained within the AIDS-related health and legal advocacy series to reflect the original order of the materials and the relationships between the organizations documented in the records. Materials in this series were received as a separate accession, and document spiritual advocacy and pastoral care, rather than research and lobbying efforts.

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