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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

NBA Advocates to “Break the Chains” at 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Mark Anderson, Rev. Rebecca Hale, Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick   |   April 29, 2015

From April 17-20, representatives from the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) came together with more than 1,000 fellow Christians in Washington, D.C. to advocate for “breaking the chains” of mass incarceration and systems of exploitation in our country. Here we offer some insight into the EAD experience via a brief Q&A with three NBA staff leaders.

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STORIES

A Willingness for Fierce Conversations

Rev. Rebecca Hale   |   October 20, 2014

Integral to NBA’s mission to inspire and connect people and health and social service ministries across the life of the Disciples church, one of the ways that we are living into that mission is by incubating new and emerging projects, leaders, and non-profits for doing health and social service outreach and care in their local communities.

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XPLOR, STORIES

A Heart for Care

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren, Rev. Rebecca Hale, Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   August 25, 2014

As this year’s inaugural class of NBA XPLOR Residents gathered last week in St. Louis for XPLOR orientation, we were keenly aware of the events affecting the nearby community of Ferguson. The images of pain, violence and protest were the backdrop to our orientation.

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Call, Purpose, Vocation

Rev. Rebecca Hale   |   May 30, 2014

Rev. Rebecca Hale, NBA Vice President of Mission and Ministry, gave the spring 2014 Baccalaureate Message at Lynchburg College. Read more about "Call, Purpose, Vocation"! Congratulations 2014 graduates!!

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STORIES, XPLOR

Field Report: On the Road with NBA XPLOR

Rev. Rebecca Hale   |   September 13, 2013

Crossing the country talking to Disciple congregations in the final decision making stage about being NBA XPLOR host sites is a rich and heartening way to spend time.

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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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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ADVOCACY

Hiram Farm is an agricultural setting that serves developmentally disabled adults, with an emphasis on adults on the autism spectrum.