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PRISON AND JAIL, CORONAVIRUS, STORIES

Exploring the Prison Abolition Movement

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   July 10, 2020

I have been intrigued for a while by the prison abolition movement. Wikipedia defines the movement as “a network of groups and activists that seek to reduce or eliminate prisons and the prison system, and replace them with systems of rehabilitation that do not place a focus on punishment and government institutionalization.”

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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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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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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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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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April Lewton

Vice President of Development and Marketing
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, ADVOCACY

Tennyson Center for Children works with children, youth, and their families to overcome a variety of life crises, including abuse and neglect.