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STORIES, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, MENTAL HEALTH

Pirates, Cowboys and Bridges

Rev. Héctor J. Hernández   |   October 24, 2019

Connect Coordinator, Héctor Hernández shares his story of struggling with mental health and how his church and pastor's response fuels his passion for the work he does at the NBA.

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ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, STORIES, XPLOR

General Assembly 2019, Abiding in DOC

Mady McColm   |   September 03, 2019

2019-20 XPLORmore resident Mady McColm shares a reflection from her time at the 2019 General Assembly.

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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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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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The 2018-19 NBA Advocacy and Activism Peer Group
ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, NEWS, STORIES, DISCIPLES HEALTH/SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRIES

NBA Advocacy and Activism Peer Group Launches, Remembers Michael Brown in St. Louis

Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick   |   August 15, 2018

As we continue to connect and resource Disciples health and social service ministries, we have called together eight Disciples activists into our newest Peer Learning and Wellness Group for Advocacy and Activism.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Webinar: Restoration of Voting Rights

January 24, 2020

This webinar will explore the history and current state of voting rights for those convicted of felony offenses.

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OLDER ADULTS

The mission of the Columbia Area Older Adult Ministry is to share compassion, love, and care of God to older adults.