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Interviews were conducted with 28 respondents, which include AIDS activists (n=8), AIDS ministry and church leaders from seven New York City area churches (n=12), and Balm in Gilead employees (n=8).
Data analysis consisted of an examination of the various themes pertaining to the organizational development of The Balm in Gilead and the strategies it employed to promote AIDS awareness within Black churches.
Research findings suggest that in order to encourage an immediate response against the AIDS epidemic within its community, The Balm in Gilead created a health social movement targeting the Black Church by framing AIDS as a social problem.
Before founding The Balm in Gilead, Pernessa Seele, now a middle-aged Black woman who is originally from South Carolina, worked as an immunologist at Harlem Hospital in a predominantly Black community in the early 1980s.
The Creation of The Balm in Gilead and the Moral Panic
As a result of so many requests for aid from Black churches, Seele organized The Balm in Gilead in 1993.
Similarly, according to Tonya Perry, an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Fordham University and the author of a number of Balm in Gilead publications, "Faith institutions are really an ideal kind of mechanism or vehicle for getting the word out [about AIDS], because faith is such a crucial, critical part of our lives, as people of African ancestry.
Yoreel Trumpet, an ordained minister and AIDS activist who also works for the New York Department of Health believes that The Balm in Gilead "was finally a voice from the faith community - a voice of the faith.
I think that The Balm in Gilead definitely is instrumental.
By re-defining AIDS from a disease of sinners to a public health issue facing the Black Church and the larger Black community, The Balm in Gilead has also capitalized on and helped to further construct the Black Church's reputation as an influential cultural organization within the Black community.
The vitality and complexity of mother daughter relationships is another theme of Balm in Gilead.
Jack Geiger mistakenly described Balm in Gilead as "full of interior pain, denial and rage repressed so deeply that it is never felt.