WASHINGTON, D.C.: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, as an observer member of the Interfaith Conference of Washington, D.C., has been asked to represent the Sikh community of the U.S. in a major conference on Aids to be held on May 1st, 1988 at the Washington cathedral. This conference: A Challenge to Health Response of the Religious Community to Aids, is being sponsored by the Interfaith Conference bringing together the Islamic, Jewish, Mormon, Roman Catholic, Protestant and Sikh faith communities and their leaders for interfaith dialogue and united work on critical issues related to Aids. This disease which has acquired epidemic proportions in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, is one of the major challenges confronting us as a society today.
Although federal and local governments are trying at every level to deal with the growing complexities of this problem. It has generated much social controversy.
Thus, the Interfaith Conference of Washington, D.C., decided to face a few crucial aspects of this dreadful disease and try to resolve some of the issues related to it.