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Rev. Courtney Armento, Co-Author of GA-1928
STORIES, MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS

A Call to See and Respond to the Crisis of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

July 16, 2020

"The novel Coronavirus is a threat that is very real, but we cannot see the virus. I relate this invisibility to the public health crisis of Domestic Violence."

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PRISON AND JAIL, CORONAVIRUS, STORIES

Exploring the Prison Abolition Movement

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   July 10, 2020

I have been intrigued for a while by the prison abolition movement. Wikipedia defines the movement as “a network of groups and activists that seek to reduce or eliminate prisons and the prison system, and replace them with systems of rehabilitation that do not place a focus on punishment and government institutionalization.”

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STORIES, MENTAL HEALTH

3 Myths of Suicide and How the Church can Address Them

July 07, 2020

There are several myths about suicide that, at one point in my life, I believed; however, there are also many things that I have learned since then.

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Raiza Spratt
MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS

Talking to Children During A Pandemic: Empathy, Connection and Tolerating Uncertainty Teaches Resilience

June 22, 2020

It can be difficult to know how much to share with children about the novel Coronavirus, Raiza Spratt shares resources that she's been using to explain COVID-19 to her children.

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Denisse C. Lamas, LCSW
MENTAL HEALTH, SPANISH STORIES

3 Mitos Acerca del Suicidio y Como la Iglesia Puede Abordarlos

June 12, 2020

Hay varios mitos acerca del suicidio que, en un momento de mi vida, yo creía; sin embargo, también hay muchas cosas que he aprendido desde entonces.

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Voting Rights and U.S. Elections: Are You Ready?

August 26, 2020

Join the National Benevolent Association for a webinar to engage with leaders who are tackling voting rights issues and learn how your communities can take action.

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Lesley Durham

Director of Operations Accounting
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.