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STORIES, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

COVID-19 NBA Response Grant Supports College Students Needing Financial Assistance

May 10, 2021

When Pastor Yolanda Estrada heard college students in her congregation were pausing their studies to help their families during the pandemic, she applied for a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to help keep them enrolled in school.

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STORIES, RESILIENCE AND CARE

Chaplains Safely Support Relationships in Residential Facility During Pandemic

April 19, 2021

NBA COVID-19 Response Grant enables Christian Care Community to continue a couple’s love story in quarantine.

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Rev. Héctor J. Hernández Marcial, Director of Community Engagement
STORIES, NEWS, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Engaging in Equity: Meet Héctor Hernández Marcial, Director of Community Engagement

NBA   |   April 12, 2021

Get to know the Director of our new Community Engagement program, Rev. Héctor J. Hernández Marcial!

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Ronald McDonald House in Danville, Indiana
STORIES, RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS

Danville Christian Church Continues Comfort Food Ministry During Pandemic

March 31, 2021

Before the pandemic, Danville Christian Church partnered with the local Ronald McDonald House in Danville, IN to provide comfort to families. Thanks to a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant, they were able to continue this partnership.

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 A mural from Chicano Park in San Diego, California reads "The Fight Continues." This photo was taken during NBA's 2019 Immigration Detention Immersion Trip to the San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico border.
NEWS, STORIES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Engaging in Equity: Introducing NBA’s Community Engagement Program

NBA   |   March 23, 2021

We’re excited to announce our new Community Engagement Program. This program was born out of NBA’s commitment to activism and advocacy coupled with our mission to build communities of compassion and care.

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LEARNING / TRAINING

Introducing WHOLE Disciples: Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

May 25, 2021

WHOLE Disciples seeks to provide education for the denomination on the prevalence and subversiveness of domestic and intimate partner violence in our communities. Resolution GA-1928, adopted in 2019, calls on Disciples to recognize their role in preventing domestic violence and to care for those who are suffering from trauma. WHOLE Disciples offers clergy and laity the tools to offer a compassionate and safe response to people who are often suffering in silence. Join us on May 25th at 6pm ET / 3pm PT to learn more about the educational offerings from WHOLE Disciples and why awareness, prevention, and trauma-informed care are so greatly needed in our society.

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Bere Gil Soto

Peer Learning and Wellness Group Co-Convener
ADVOCACY, YOUNG ADULTS, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY

Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center is a not-for-profit agency that seeks to provide resources and assistance to individuals and their families that will empower them to live a successful and purposeful life.