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Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker leads 2018 SENT Seminar participants on a walk of the Delmar Divide in St. Louis.
ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, INCUBATE, XPLOR, STORIES

Walking the Delmar Divide

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker   |   January 25, 2019

The Delmar Divide in St. Louis is a place our community regular practices blindness and invisibility of neighbor. The Delmar Divide is a historic street in the city of St. Louis, dividing the city into north and south. NBA groups walk the divide so we can better “see” what locals miss driving every day.

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Rev. Allen V. Harris (Capital Area Regional Minister), Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson (retired), Mark Anderson (NBA CEO and President), Rev. Steve Moore (pastor at First Christian Church of Falls Church, which operates Connect Partner Safe Haven)
NEWS

NBA Stands with the Poor People’s Campaign

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker   |   May 22, 2018

For more than 130 years, the National Benevolent Association has been “called to care,” and we will always stand with the poor. This is our legacy.

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Rev. Terri Hord Owens and Rev. April Johnson serve communion at the Injustice Anywhere Update event in St. Louis on Sept. 27. Photo by Ron Lindsey.
ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION, STORIES

God’s Countermoves

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker   |   September 29, 2017

In the wake of the Stockley verdict, protestors took to the streets, and Disciples clergy and laity joined them. We’ve been standing together, Disciples in St. Louis, as one.

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Trivia letters with coffee mug
GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Who Wants to Be the Smartest Disciple? NBA Trivia Night at General Assembly

July 21, 2019

Join us on Sunday, July 21, for a Trivia Night after-session at General Assembly, benefiting the National Benevolent Association! Form a team to compete in trivia consisting of general knowledge, with a special round focused on Disciples and NBA.

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C. Mark Palmer

Peer Group Convener
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ADVOCACY, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond envisions a world in which every community is equipped to welcome, support, and nurture every returning citizen to re-enter society as healthy and productive people.