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Staff and participants at the "Care for the Journey" retreat
NEWS, STORIES, MENTAL HEALTH

Ministries Partner to Support Disciples Clergy and Families Post-Harvey

NBA   |   January 12, 2018

In January, Week of Compassion, National Benevolent Association, and the Pension Fund partnered together to host a spiritual wellness retreat for 21 clergy and their families who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Care for the Journey: A Wellness Retreat for Clergy and Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey: January 3-5, 2018
MENTAL HEALTH, NEWS

Care for the Journey: Hurricane Harvey Response

Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick   |   November 16, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Week of Compassion, National Benevolent Association, and Pension Fund are partnering to offer spiritual wellness care with affected clergy from the Houston area.

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National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s virtual reality display
PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

My First General Assembly

Ria M. Riesner   |   October 16, 2017

NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Guest Blogger Ria M. Riesner shares her reflections after attending the 2017 General Assembly with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

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Sharing Hands: A Respite Experience
DISCIPLES HEALTH/SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRIES, STORIES

SHARE: A Gift of Time

Tom Jones   |   March 29, 2017

Families who care for children with special needs find themselves isolated from resources, friends, family, the community, and other families who care for children with disabilities. Theirs is a very lonely journey.

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Rev. Héctor J. Hernández at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
PRISON AND JAIL, DISCIPLES HEALTH/SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRIES, STORIES

Gospel of Community

Rev. Héctor J. Hernández   |   March 02, 2017

The more I walk and experience what I call a Gospel of community, the more I have faced and struggled with principalities and powers of this world that devour and destroy the most vulnerable around us.

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LEARNING / TRAINING

Webinar: Lock Up Your Neighbors? How the United States Deals with Immigration

February 15, 2018

This webinar shares information about the scandalous use of private prisons to incarcerate and detain individuals and families who are simply seeking better lives for themselves in the United States. Join us to learn how you and your congregation can get involved supporting those presently being detained, along with their families and loved ones.

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Hector J. Hernandez

Peer Group Convener, Prison and Jail Ministries; Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Mental Health Initiative
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YOUNG ADULTS, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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