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ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

Incarceration is Not Quarantine: A Reflection on the Effects of COVID-19 on our Prison and Jail Systems

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   April 01, 2020

It is estimated that there are more than two million people incarcerated in jails, prisons and detention centers in the United States. Dean Bucalos, NBA Mission Specialist for our Prison and Jail Ministries shares how we can advocate and support incarcerated individuals during this crisis.

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NEWS, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, PRISON AND JAIL

Our Broken Immigration System Has Been Weaponized, Here’s What We Can Do

Rev. Dean Bucalos, Rev. Héctor J. Hernández   |   July 09, 2019

The current White House administration has made it a priority to come up with new anti-immigration rhetoric and policies at every turn. In response, churches across the country are stepping up in support of immigrants, learn more about what you can do below.

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Rev. Dean Bucalos, Executive Director of Mission Behind Bars and Beyond
INCUBATE, STORIES

You Need a Confidant

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   May 21, 2019

Rev. Dean Bucalos says: Everyone in this work needs a confidant. Someone they can talk to and with whom they can share their greatest fears and wildest dreams. In my ministry, I have found two people. And I recommend this model to everyone involved in non-profit work.

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Succession Plan???
INCUBATE, STORIES

Succession Plan???

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   November 12, 2018

If small non-profits expect and want their hard, foundational work to have long-range significance, thinking about future leadership is not only necessary but also critical.

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The Marshall Project: We Are Witnesses
PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

The Marshall Project: “We Are Witnesses”

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   September 06, 2018

I invite you to watch a powerful new film series, created and produced by The Marshall Project. “We Are Witnesses” gives voice to those whose lives are enmeshed in the criminal justice system and provides a rare 360-degree portrait of crime and punishment in America today.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

The Prison Abolition Movement: Eliminating the Prison Industrial Complex

July 16, 2020

The Prison Abolition Movement has many facets worth exploring. Dr. Jason Williams, Assistant Professor, Justice Studies at Montclair State University will lead this important webinar and discussion as the church explores alternatives to our broken corrections system.

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Bonnie Osei-Frimpong

Director of NBA XPLOR
OLDER ADULTS

The mission of the Columbia Area Older Adult Ministry is to share compassion, love, and care of God to older adults.