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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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Sign reads: New Hope Christian Church COVID-19 Church/Community Support Ministry. Free BBQ!
STORIES, CORONAVIRUS

New Hope Christian Church’s COVID-19 BBQ

NBA   |   September 15, 2020

New Hope Christian Church in Camden, Mississippi was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic almost immediately. Members of this rural community and congregation lost their jobs, schools were closed with little to no virtual options, and the elderly population was running low on food. So in June, they hosted a barbecue to show strength, resilience and to give the community hope, and feed hungry people.

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RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS, STORIES

Families React to Receiving Grant Funding from their Congregation

September 03, 2020

Before COVID-19 even hit the city of Garland, Texas, members of Iglesia Cristiana Bethel church were feeling the negative effects of the virus. Members had lost their jobs or had their hours severely cut. So, Pastors Yolanda and Rev. Julio Danilo Estrada applied for a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to help their congregation through this difficult time. Here's just a taste of the impact the grant has made.

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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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Reminder Rev. Dr. Christina Hicks keeps in her home.
STORIES, CORONAVIRUS

Singleness, COVID-19 and Sheltering in Place

July 30, 2020

Sheltering in place with family and roommates certainly has its challenges, but so does being single and living alone during this time writes Rev. Dr. Christina Hicks.

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Bonnie Osei-Frimpong

Director of NBA XPLOR
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OLDER ADULTS, HOUSING

We are called to care for aging adults – spiritually, physically and mentally. We continually work to ensure the best possible quality of life for more than 180 individuals each day. Our focus is on healthy bodies, sharp minds and happy hearts!