Morristown, NJ
United States
36 South Street AIDS Chapel at Church of the Redeemer since 1 December 1995
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Phillip Wilson's vision of Redeemer as a liberation community committed to justice began to come into focus when Eric Johnson, the son of lifelong members of the parish, contracted AIDS and came home to live out the last year of his life. The parish realized that AIDS was no longer about "others." It was about them.
Members of the parish began to take AIDS Buddy Training. This training soon found a home in the parish. The parish then conceived the idea of converting the stone rectory into an AIDS Residence. The present Eric Johnson House for people living with AIDS was opened in 1993.
An AIDS chapel was created in the church, containing Redeemer's AIDS quilt. The resurrection of the parish began with this concern for people with AIDS.

Church of the Redeemer