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St. Louis Residents Ashlyn, Nathan, and Paige at a Cardinals game
XPLOR, STORIES

On Communal Living

Nathan Berry   |   November 27, 2017

Simple Living in Community — it's one of the cornerstones of NBA XPLOR, and it's one aspect of her Residency that Nathan has found most fulfilling.

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2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Angelica Santiago Gonzalez
XPLOR, STORIES

My Time in the Sonoran Desert

Angelica Santiago Gonzalez   |   November 21, 2017

In her first blog post for NBA XPLOR, 2017-18 Resident Angelica Santiago Gonzalez shares a reflection on what it's like to live, work, and serve in Tucson-Marana, AZ.

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2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Nadine Compton preaching
STORIES, XPLOR

Do You See Them?

Nadine Compton   |   November 21, 2017

In this sermon delivered at her host congregation, 2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Nadine Compton responds to the recent wave of sexual abuse allegations in the news and preaches that we, as Disciples, are compelled by our faith to address them.

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Rev. Dean Bucalos, Mission Specialist (Prison & Jail Ministries Affinity Group)
INCUBATE, STORIES

From Church Party to House Party

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   November 21, 2017

Working with a development coach was an important first step for Mission Behind Bars and Beyond's institutional development. She helped them to think differently about this process and gave them a great idea: a house party.

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Stewart Detention Center, in the town of Lumpkin, Georgia
STORIES, PRISON AND JAIL, INCUBATE

Being with Jonathan

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   November 21, 2017

"What is the value of disconnection and isolation? Who benefits?" Rev. Nora Jacob gets a glimpse into life at a federal detention center on a visit with NBA staff.

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Hector J. Hernandez

Peer Group Convener, Prison and Jail Ministries
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ADVOCACY, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond envisions a world in which every community is equipped to welcome, support, and nurture every returning citizen to re-enter society as healthy and productive people.