Bringing People Together
- Peace Brigades International is an organization committed
to practicing nonviolence in conflict areas.
- Peace Brigades International is an organization committed
to practicing nonviolence in conflict areas. Volunteers respond
to requests for protective accompaniment from individuals and
groups threatened with political violence. Volunteers must be
at least 25 years old and able to commit for seven months. Contact
PBI/USA, 2642 College Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704; (510) 540-0749.
- L'Arche Mobile needs live-in assistants. We seek to
create communities of peace where adults who are mentally handicapped
and those who help them live, work, and share their lives together.
Contact Martin O'Malley, 151 South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604;
- Community workers needed! Many other North American
assignments are available as well. Candidates must be committed
to Christian faith, peace and justice, and community living. Room,
board, and other personal benefits are provided. Contact Mennonite
Voluntary Service, Box 347, Newton, KS 67114; (316) 283-5100.
- The Oakland Catholic Worker, a hospitality house for
Latin American immigrants, seeks full- and part-time workers for
direct services, resource development, community organizing, and
public education. Spanish language skills are preferred. Workers
receive room, board, and a modest stipend. Contact OCW, 4848 E.
14th St., Oakland, CA 94601; (510) 533-7375.
- VESS, a program of the Texas Catholic Conference, provides
laity the opportunity to serve the life of the church in Texas
by ministering to the needs of parishes, agencies, and schools
that are economically disadvantaged. Interested volunteers must
be 21 years or older, and will receive room, board, and a monthly
stipend. Contact Barbara Price, VESS, 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin,
TX 78704-6489; (800) 771-5677; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, a progressive, socially active
church located in Manhattan, seeks a candidate for a mission
volunteer position. Responsibilities include producing the
Sunday bulletin, monthly newsletter, and fund-raising projects.
Computer literacy is preferred; room, stipend, and insurance are
provided. Contact Rev. Jan Orr-Harter, 351 E. 74th St., New York,
NY 10021; (212) 288-6743; fax (212) 879-0929.
- Men and women interested in intentional community, criminal
justice, and reconciliation are invited to share life at Dismas
House in Worcester, Mass., a sober transitional residence for
ex-offenders. Provided is $75 a week for room and board or
rent reduction for work; and meals, decisions, and chores are
shared. Students or wage-earners welcome. Please call (508) 799-9389.
- A liberal United Methodist church, committed to inclusive
ministry and social justice, seeks a youth minister. Contact
Jan Everhart, 1343 E. Barstow, Fresno, CA 93710; fax (209) 224-1967.
- All Angels' Church seeks someone desiring to work with
the poor and underprivileged in an urban setting. The full-time
position involves discipline and pastoral care, leadership in
worship services and Bible studies, coordinating volunteers, and
networking with social service agencies. Contact Rev. Colin Goode,
251 West 80th St., New York, NY 10024; (212) 362-9300.
- A non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry is looking
for international partners to work overseas as advisers and community
organizers in exchange for stipend, resettlement escrow, housing,
and health insurance. Minimum age is 21. Contact Habitat for Humanity
International, Attn: Int'l. Recruiter IFPS Dept., 121 Habitat
St., Americus, GA 31709; (800) HABITAT, ext. 194; fax (912) 924-0641.
- A director is sought for Nazareth Farm, a Christian
volunteer community hosting work camp experiences for students
while providing housing rehabilitation to persons in rural Appalachia
since 1979. Applicants must be active Catholics who are open to
community living, simplicity, prayer, and service, and have non-profit
management skills. Youth ministry experience is desired. Send
résumé and references to Nazareth Farm Inc., Rt.
2, Box 194-3, Salem, WV 26426.
- Samaritan Inns Inc., a transitional housing program
in Washington, D.C., for women recovering from substance addiction,
seeks a female resident manager. The one-year position includes
room and board, full health benefits, stipend, and addictions
training opportunities. Recovering women with two years' sobriety
are encouraged to apply. Contact Deborah Wimberly at (202) 667-8831.
RETREATS & CONFERENCES
- Seattle will be the site of "Birthing Small Communities
of Hope" on December 2. This gathering will provide practical
reflection, discussion, and networking on issues facing small
Christian communities in U.S. culture. Themes include economics
and simple living, relationships, and discernment of a community's
call to action. Contact Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center,
(206) 223-1138; email@example.com.
- Revisioning God Through Lesbian Eyes is the theme of
a series of talks sponsored by Metropolitan Community Church of
New York. Speakers include Beverly Harrison on November 8 and
Phyllis Trible on December 13. The series will continue into the
spring of 1996. Contact MCC, 446 W. 36th St., New York, NY 10018;
- A free symposium titled "Beyond Campus Culture Wars"
will be offered on November 11, 1995, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m., at the
Wesley Foundation of Michigan State University. Register by November
1. Contact Chris Momany, Box 111, Pentwater, MI 49449; (616) 869-5900.
- "Preparing for Cross-Cultural Ministry" is
a month-long residential Maryknoll program open to religious or
lay people wishing to determine the particular challenges of ministering
in another culture and their readiness to do so. It will be held
in Moraga, Calif., June 25-July 24, 1996. Call (914) 941-7590,
- Immerse yourself in the culture of Guatemala, studying
Spanish, living with a Guatemalan family, learning about justice
issues, and doing voluntary service. Central American Study and
Service (CASAS) offers three opportunities a year, starting in
January, June, and September. Contact CASAS, Apartado 371-I, Montserrat,
Zona 7, Ciudad de Guatemala, America Central; (502-2) 723-477.
- Get your church community involved in the "Souper
Bowl." On Super Bowl Sunday, January 28, churches nationwide
will collect money in soup bowls and send their collection to
a local soup kitchen or food bank of their choosing. Spring Valley
Presbyterian Church in South Carolina started the program in 1990.
Last year, more than 2,400 churches across 30 denominations in
49 states participated and raised $420,000. Call Brad Smith at
- Collateral Damage: A Reality of War is the name of
a sculpture commissioned by the Veterans and Friends of Collateral
Damage and dedicated August 5 in downtown Santa Cruz, Calif. The
sculpture stands in memory of all civilians who have died in armed
conflicts. For more information on the project, contact VFCD at
515 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (408) 423-1626.
- Deerspring Partners in Trust in eastern Ohio has a property
now available for those wishing to share in our land trust.
We offer a five-acre site (with pole barn) in a community of ecologically
minded Christian neighbors. Contact Todd Malenke, 55323 TR 170,
Fresno, OH 43824; (614) 545-6488.
- Do you need help with legal questions and preparing
petitions and legal documents and finding information regarding
your rights and previous cases? I am volunteering myself to assist
anyone, especially prisoners, writing me with specific requests
for legal assistance. Contact Donald Allan Stilton, #229100, Lock
Bag "R" D-308, Rahway, NJ 07065.
- The following individuals in prison request correspondence
from people outside of prison:
Tom Sherrell, #X70250-U-32-A,
Parchman, MS 38738; Gary Daily, #C-11079, Box 99, Pontiac, IL
61764; Ronald Glover, #109154, Camp J-Shark 2-R-9, Louisiana State
Prison, Angola, LA 70712; Mark Lotz, #741605, Box 747, Starke,
FL 32091; Michael Kuhling, #219136, 4713 W. M-61, Standish, MI
48658; William Jones, #171820, Box 665, Somers, CT 06071; William
Davenport, #AP8487, Box A, Bellefonte, PA 16823-0820; Arthur Brown,
#325290, Clements Unit, 9601 NE 24th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79107-9606.
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