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Evan Stanfill, Equity Intern
ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION, STORIES

Working Towards Equity in 2020: A Millennial’s Perspective on Tackling Justice Issues in the Year of Chaos

Evan Stanfill   |   November 05, 2020

Equity Intern and former XPLOR Resident Evan Stanfill shares the importance of leaning into conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Tiffany Curtis
STORIES, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION

The Importance of White Allyship: Q&A with Rev. Tiffany Curtis

NBA, Rev. Tiffany Curtis   |   September 21, 2020

We asked Rev. Tiffany Curtis, NBA’s Prison & Jail Peer Group Convener to share with us what her advocacy and activism work has looked both within NBA and outside of the organization.

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STORIES, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION, MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Church

August 07, 2020

In the midst of a global health crisis, Rev. Amie Vanderford and her husband set out to create a space that challenges systems of oppression and gives room to all God's people. Enter: The LabOratory Church.

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NEWS, CORONAVIRUS, ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, MENTAL HEALTH

NBA Pauses Operations for Week of Reflection and Care, June 15 – 19

NBA   |   June 10, 2020

During the week of June 15–19, the National Benevolent Association will pause all staff operations and programs. For this week, the NBA will not be hosting any events nor will we be meeting with leaders of peer groups and various ministry partner organizations. Our staff will refrain from responding to emails and we will be silent on our NBA social media accounts.

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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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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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Gary Zimmerman

Vice President of Administration and CFO
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

For 40 years, Serra Center has been committed to providing compassionate care for individuals with developmental disabilities.