In order to confront the growing HIV/AIDS crisis in Russia, Christian organizations Tearfund (UK) and Russian Ministries (US) will hold the “HIV & AIDS Forum of Good Practice and Networking” 15-17 November 2006 at the Moscow Christian Center in Moscow, Russia. This is the first Christian gathering of its kind in Russia, and is attracting participants from the former Soviet Union, Western Europe and the United States. The goal of the three-day forum is to gather key Christian, social and governmental organizations which are responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the former Soviet Union, and to explore ways these groups might share resources and experiences and develop effective strategies of care, prevention and policy change. The forum is also designed to motivate the national Church to develop an HIV/AIDS ministry that focuses on prevention and care of people affected by HIV/AIDS. (Assist News)