Rooted In Compassion, Healing, and Justice for All of Humanity
Since 1886, the NBA’s mission and work emerged from the faithful witness of a small group of Disciples women seeking to address the suffering of children and families in need. Our continued commitment is to bring to light how we are complicit in maintaining unhealthy systems of discrimination and oppression. NBA actively supports our denominational efforts to be an anti-racist and pro-reconciling church.
NBA nurtures engagement strategies with Disciples health and social service ministries to transform the root causes of social injustice. We host a peer learning and wellness groups for those fighting injustices, understanding that creating space for supporting care is an active resistance. We educate and advocate on issues related to mass incarceration, lifting up the unjust and disproportionate ways communities of color are affected. We support emerging leaders responding to local justice issues through collaborative partnerships and best practices in community organizing. We share resources on how congregations and individual Disciples can support social justice movements happening inside and outside the life of the church.