Series - Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS (CARA)

Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS (CARA) meeting minutes and financial records 1988 - 1992 Documents and newspaper clippings re. spirituality and AIDS Holding our own: An assessment of the needs of persons living with HIV in Nova Scotia Programs, song sheets, newspaper clippings and notices re. A Time for Quiet and Healing Records re. CARA survey of churches and faith groups AIDS-AWAKE the World event records

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Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS (CARA)

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  • 1988 - 2006 (Creation)
    Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to Aids

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101.5 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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Larry Baxter


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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to AIDS fonds, MS-15-9, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Record created July 30, 2020.

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  • English

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