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Rev. Angela Whitenhill-Shields
NEWS, MENTAL HEALTH

Transitions and Celebrations in the NBA Mental Health & Wellness Initiative

NBA   |   February 15, 2021

After more than five years of service, Rev. Angela Whitenhill-Shields will transition out of her role as NBA’s Mental Health & Wellness Initiative Manager.

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Clockwise: Rev. Pedro Ramos-Goycolea, Rev. Bere Gil Soto, Rev. Héctor Hérnandez
STORIES, MENTAL HEALTH, SPANISH STORIES

The Space Between: Examining Where Faith and Culture Meet

September 17, 2020

NBA Board of Trustee member, Rev. Pedro Ramos-Goycolea, shares the powerful conversations he facilitated with NBA's Mental Health & Wellness Initiative over the summer.

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Rev. Dr. Mark Poindexter
MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS, SPANISH STORIES

Healthy Grieving Techniques

September 03, 2020

The grief brought about by the pandemic, and its complicated nature is not limited to just that which is experienced because of death. People are grieving the loss of employment, the loss of physical contact with others, the loss of routine, possibly the loss of shelter, adequate food, or other necessities. Rev. Dr. Mark Poindexter shares how we can work through this grief.

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Joy Lynn Richardson, LCSW
MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS, SPANISH STORIES

Helping Children Process Emotionally Difficult Topics

August 18, 2020

It can be difficult for children to process all that is going on in our world. In this week's mental health blog, licensed clinical social worker, Joy Lynn Richardson shares tips and resources for how to help children process emotionally difficult topics.

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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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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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Rebecca Hale

Rebecca Hale

Executive Vice President
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, OLDER ADULTS, COMMUNITY BUILDING

All Peoples Community Center provides social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community respect and self determination for all.