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Rev. Héctor J. Hernández Marcial, Director of Community Engagement
STORIES, NEWS, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Engaging in Equity: Meet Héctor Hernández Marcial, Director of Community Engagement

NBA   |   April 12, 2021

Get to know the Director of our new Community Engagement program, Rev. Héctor J. Hernández Marcial!

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 A mural from Chicano Park in San Diego, California reads "The Fight Continues." This photo was taken during NBA's 2019 Immigration Detention Immersion Trip to the San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico border.
NEWS, STORIES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Engaging in Equity: Introducing NBA’s Community Engagement Program

NBA   |   March 23, 2021

We’re excited to announce our new Community Engagement Program. This program was born out of NBA’s commitment to activism and advocacy coupled with our mission to build communities of compassion and care.

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Ben Bohren has been working with NBA on Young Adult Ministries since 2012.
NEWS, STORIES, XPLOR

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren on the Heart of NBA XPLOR

NBA   |   February 22, 2021

Before the end of 2020, we asked Ben to reflect on “the heart of XPLOR,” the Four Cornerstones of the program, and what being part of young adult leadership development has meant to him personally.

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Rev. Angela Whitenhill-Shields
NEWS, MENTAL HEALTH

Transitions and Celebrations in the NBA Mental Health & Wellness Initiative

NBA   |   February 15, 2021

After more than five years of service, Rev. Angela Whitenhill-Shields will transition out of her role as NBA’s Mental Health & Wellness Initiative Manager.

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NEWS, INCUBATE

Introducing the Members of the First SENT Cohort

NBA   |   January 06, 2021

Meet our inaugural SENT Cohort for 2021.

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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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Dani Loving Cartwright

Vice President of Operations
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COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, OLDER ADULTS

Garden of Eden is a faith-based health education program focused on women, infants, and children, as well as a senior and therapeutic health center.