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NBA XPLOR team (clockwise): Rev. Virzola Law, Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, Rev. Rebecca Hale and Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren
NEWS, XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS

NBA XPLOR Announces Hiatus for 2020-21 Program Year

NBA   |   June 26, 2020

After considerable discernment, the National Benevolent Association (NBA) has made the difficult decision to place our young adult residential program, NBA XPLOR, on hiatus for the 2020-21 program year.

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NEWS

NBA Board of Trustees Meets Virtually, Reflects on Racial Justice, Coronavirus

NBA   |   June 23, 2020

Members of the Board of Trustees for the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met June 4–5, 2020, for their Spring meeting.

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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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Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, NBA XPLOR Director
NEWS, CORONAVIRUS, XPLOR

XPLOR Responds to Coronavirus with “Virtual” Residency Model

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   May 04, 2020

NBA XPLOR has been a nexus of change and transformation for young adult Residents and local communities since it began in 2004. This spring, COVID-19 brought changes to our program, here's what we're doing.

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New Communion
NEWS, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

A Message from New Communion, NBA Health and Social Services Partner

Rev. David Harrison Jr.   |   March 24, 2020

Here is how NBA Incubate Partner ministry New Communion is committed to providing nourishing food and being in relationship with those experiencing food insecurity and hunger in the Winston-Salem community.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

The Prison Abolition Movement: Eliminating the Prison Industrial Complex

July 16, 2020

The Prison Abolition Movement has many facets worth exploring. Dr. Jason Williams, Assistant Professor, Justice Studies at Montclair State University will lead this important webinar and discussion as the church explores alternatives to our broken corrections system.

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Rebecca Hale

Rebecca Hale

Executive Vice President
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COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, OLDER ADULTS

Garden of Eden is a faith-based health education program focused on women, infants, and children, as well as a senior and therapeutic health center.