Ali Corona

Hunger and Care Ministries Specialist, Christian Life Commission


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Community Development

Baptists go on mission the world over. It's what we do. It's what we're known for. We can be on mission locally and globally at the same time as we are on mission for Christ in our own community. Learn more...

Restorative Justice

Texas Baptist churches are getting smart on crime by focusing ministry efforts on the offender and family, the victim and family, as well as the criminal justice professional and family. Learn more...

Human Trafficking

Technically the law states Human trafficking is a serious federal crime with penalties of up to imprisonment for life. Federal law defines "severe forms of trafficking in persons" as: "(A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (B) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery." Learn more...

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Texas children are dying in unsafe Texas homes


Our Texas governor said something during his State of the State address in January that should not have been shocking, but still it is. “Last year, more than 100 children died in our Child Protective System.”

It should not have shocked us because this is not new. In fiscal year 2017, Texas had “172 confirmed child abuse and neglect-related fatalities,” according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. And that was a decrease from 2016, when 222 died.

Here are the death totals from 2010-2015: 227, 231, 212, 156, 151, and 171. That’s 1,542 deaths from 2010 until the end of the Texas fiscal year Aug. 31, 2017. We are now 18 months beyond that point.

As Gov. Abbott said, “The primary goal of government is to keep its citizens safe and secure.”

We are not doing that well enough. In 2017, 238,600 children were assigned for investigation or “alternative response” by Child Protective Services. That is a lot of children. That’s 3.18 percent of the 7.5 million Texas children....

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