The Common Good
Sojourners Classifieds
Annual Fund Director
 

Friends Committee on National Legislation, the oldest registered religious lobby in the United States, is seeking an experienced director who will design and implement a comprehensive annual fund program to support the organization’s non-partisan, multi-issue advocacy.  

We are seeking a director who will bring a fresh outlook and new ideas to the table, particularly in the areas of major gifts, new donor acquisition, giving by Quaker meetings and churches, and donor retention. 

Visit fcnl.org/about/jobs/annual_fund_director/ for a complete description. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@fcnl.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Contract Grants Writer
 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a grants writer who will research and identify potential funding sources and submit proposals and reports in support of the organization’s non-partisan, multi-issue advocacy. We are looking for an experienced grant writer to help us steward existing relationships while helping us to cultivate new ones.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is successfully filled. Visit http://fcnl.org/about/jobs/job_opening_contract_grants_writer/ for more information and a full job description. Please submit cover letter, resume, and outline to jobs@fcnl.org.  


Team Member Internship
 

We are a diverse community of Christians committed to love God, love people, and work for justice in the city! We come alongside what God is doing in urban neighborhoods by partnering with churches, nonprofits, leaders, activists, and neighbors who are transforming their communities. Together, we are building a movement to bring hope and lasting change to the city, the church, and the world.
Want to join us? We want you! Now accepting applications for Philly, Houston, and Chicago!


May 6-Nov. 18, 2015
 

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is the home of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. The CAC's administrative offices and Bookstore have served people internationally for over 25 years, supporting the world-renowned ecumenical ministry of Richard Rohr, OFM. The CAC is dedicated to facilitating a universal awakening by providing educational materials, events, and curriculum that bear witness to the Christian tradition of contemplative practice and compassionate action.

The CAC currently offers a rich array of self-paced, online courses. Courses include:

  • The Franciscan Way: Beyond the Bird Bath
  • Breathing Under Water: A Spiritual Study of the Twelve Steps
  • Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self.

Find out more about each of these courses at cac.org. Registration opens eight weeks prior to the beginning of each course, and closes two weeks prior to the first day of the course, or when it reaches capacity.


May 28-30, 2015
 

Register now for the RENEW 2015: Correctional Ministry Summit, May 28-30 at Wheaton College. RENEW 2015 will offer attendees opportunities to:

  • Develop the skills needed for correctional ministry through forums, workshops, and plenary sessions led by experienced professionals
  • Network with other Chaplains, professionals, and volunteers serving in corrections and beyond
  • Worship and be encouraged and inspired together

To register and find out more information about the Renew 2015 Summit, visit cmcainternational.org.


May 28-31
 

Part of the growing global movement for nonviolent transformation, Movies and Meaning is a long weekend away in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, featuring films, workshops, very special guests, dancing, magic and YOU.

From May 28th-31st, 2015, we’ll gather in Albuquerque, NM, building a temporary community dedicated to experiencing how the ideas and images we project can make everything better or worse, for ourselves, our communities, and the planet. We’ll watch some of the most transcendent films ever made - old and new - on a magnificent silver screen with fantastic sound.

To register, and to find out more about the Movies and Meaning festival, visit moviesandmeaning.com/festival.


June 1-6, 2015
 

Refresh your spirit. Renew your mind and ministry. Expand your Christian community.

The Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation (June 1-6 in Durham, NC) is grounded in a distinctively Christian vision and a framework that is richly practical, contextual, and theological. Rooted in Duke Divinity School’s conviction that reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel, the Summer Institute for Reconciliation draws on the strengths of a faculty of world-class scholars and practitioners.

Find more information and register at divinity.duke.edu/summer-institute.


Summer Study at Yale Divinity School
June 1st - June 6th, June 8th - June 12th, 2015
 

Summer Study offers two sessions of week-long classes, June 1-5 and June 8-12, with topics ranging from Bible study, history, and theology to pastoral care, practical tools for worship and preaching, and youth ministry.

Courses can count towards continuing education requirements for some clergy, but do not provide class credit for current students. All are welcome to enroll in Summer Study and join us on campus for a study retreat, for personal or professional development, or to re-discover Yale’s libraries, collections, and community.

Make sure you reserve your spot now. Remember, there is a special reduced rate of for current students and 2015 graduates.

Our deadline to register is May 18. Visit http://summerstudy.yale.edu/ for more information.


June 8 - July 17
 

San Francisco Theological Seminary, Summer Seminars, San Anselmo, CA.

Three sessions: June 8-19, June 22-July 3, and July 6-17.

As an incubator for the development of alternative understandings, new tools, and novel resources for ministry, these continuing education courses offer new ways to serve individuals and institutions.

Featured 2015 instructors include Rev. Dr. John Bell, Dr. Andrea C. White, Dr. Phyllis Tickle, and many other noted theologians, scholars, writers and leaders.

Develop new tools for your ministry in an ecumenical, collaborative setting. Register by May 1! $600 per Course for Continuing Education Students; housing and meal plans available.


"Stranded at the Border" U.S. Speaking Tour
Summer 2015
 

Come hear about the plight of Mexicans in migration, who, intending to cross into the U.S., find themselves economically stranded in the Mexican border region, and settle into communities of desperate poverty there. Meet the Mexican leaders of a ministry that meets needs with the love of Jesus, nutrition, education, and permaculture.

We will be speaking in a number of U.S. cities this summer. For details, visit our web page, or call 956 578 4642.


July 12-18, 2015
 

BEYOND WALLS is a multi-faith writing intensive for clergy and others engaged in Christian and Jewish ministry and outreach.  While many writing courses for clergy focus on spiritual inquiry, this course is about craft: encouraging participants to become more expressive, authentic and skilled writers, not just within their congregations, but also online, in op-eds, on blogs​, in social media,​ and more. Participants produce new work daily in small-group seminars led by some of the most prolific and respected spiritual writers today, followed by afternoon solo writing time, group sessions, lectures and meditation. Apply now at www.kenyoninstitute.org; financial aid is available.  


July 19-22, 2015
 

Join us this summer for the 27th annual NAIN Connect at Luther College in Regina, Canada. Embracing the theme “Restoring Spirit Through Sacred Listening,” this year’s Connect brings together people who are personally and professionally interested in social justice issues, interreligious dialogue, and multiculturalism. Hear from people on issues of local, national, and international importance with the goal of restoring spirit through sacred listening. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the television series “Little Mosque on the Prairie.”

For more information, visit the Luther College website.


August 3-6, 2015
 

Habits of the Heart for Healthy Congregations is an annual Courage & Renewal retreat for clergy and faith leaders who seek renewed energy for ministry, courage to lead in the congregation, and practices for building community.

At this retreat you will learn new skills for fostering leadership – both within yourselves and among others – for the sake of revitalizing faith communities locally and globally.

Join like-minded peers from across all denominations and discover ways to renew your spirit and the spirit of your community of faith.


August 30 - September 1
 

Register now for The Francis Factor: How Saint Francis and Pope Francis are changing the world. Both St. Francis and Pope Francis walk in the steps of Jesus, the ultimate radical, who changed people’s hearts during his lifetime and beyond through simple words and actions of love. Join speakers Ilia Delio, Shane Claiborne and Fr. Richard Rohr as they explore the cosmic and alternative Franciscan path. From their collective years of study and practice, these dynamic teachers share Franciscan wisdom that reveals the very “marrow of the Gospel.” Combined, our compassionate presence can be multiplied exponentially for the good of the world!

Discover more about this event at cac.org. Financial assistance may be available to those unable to pay the full conference fee.


October 15-19, 2015
 

10,000 people, 80 countries, and 50 faiths are convening to reclaim the heart of our humanity at the world's largest interfaith event! 

The World's Largest Interfaith Event Is Coming Back To America.

Started in 1893, The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the oldest, largest and most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. Nobel Peace Laureates, Religious Leaders, Global Thinkers, and thousands of interfaith activists are committing together to address the most pressing issues of our time. The global interfaith movement is reclaiming the heart of our humanity, Are You In?

Register Now For The 2015 Parliament!