Source: The Scotsman
On December 12, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Delegates from across the religious divide are to meet tomorrow for a conference on HIV and AIDS. The Right Reverend David Lacy, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will welcome 40 delegates from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities to the Church of Scotland office on George Street. He said: 'These past few weeks our urgent attention, resources and prayers have been focused on famine or its threat in Niger and Malawi, floods in the USA and Central America and the devastating impact of the earthquake in South Asia. Yet, even as these sudden emergencies challenge us, we know that month by month HIV and AIDS continues to take its relentless toll. So, as people of faith, we need to be more aware and active ourselves and challenge others to do more.'"