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Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker
ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

When Coronavirus is Just Another Tragic Experience

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker   |   April 06, 2020

Let us not make Coronavirus another traumatic event for communities and people who have already been through so much. Let us use this moment of moral clarity to truly become one people under God, with liberty and justice for all.

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ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION

8 Steps to Prepare Your Community for a Social Justice Crisis Like Ferguson

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker   |   March 30, 2020

It can be confusing and stressful navigating through times of crisis. Program Coordinator for Advocacy and Activism, Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker shares eight steps communities can take to prepare before a crisis.

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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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Mission Specialist, NBA XPLOR
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ADDICTION RECOVERY, HOMELESSNESS, HOUSING, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Recovery Cafe San Jose is a healing community for those traumatized by homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges. We are founded on the belief that every human being is precious, worthy of love and deserving of the opportunities to fulfill his or her potential.