The Common Good
January-February 1996

Bringing People Together

by Brett Grainger | January-February 1996

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


  • NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby announces
    openings for associates and interns in lobbying, organizing, and
    educating ...

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby announces openings for associates and interns in lobbying, organizing, and educating around issues such as housing, welfare reform, and economic management. Application deadline is February 15. Contact Linda Rich, NETWORK Programs, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 460, Washington, DC, 20003-2167; (202) 547-5556; fax (202) 547-5510.
  • A Christian community serving the needs of the mentally handicapped is in need of assistants, responsible for developing relationships, building a home, and assisting in personal care and community life. Stipend, room and board, insurance, and formation in L'Arche spirituality and mission are provided. Contact Dottie Klein, L'Arche Harbor House, 700 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211; (904) 725-7740.
  • Exciting and educational volunteer positions are currently available in Chicago with Neon Street Center for Youth, O'Hare Airport, and the International Refugee Center. Also, the Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture needs volunteers to assist with counseling, translation, advocacy, physical therapy, ESL, and resource gathering. The center works with refugees who have experienced torture in their homelands, to empower them and help them rebuild their lives. Contact Brian Harvey at (312) 629-4500, ext. 5011.
  • The Christian Appalachian Project, a non-profit, interdenominational service organization that assists people in Appalachia to become self-sufficient, is seeking one-year and summer-camp volunteers for its programs in Eastern Kentucky. Volunteers live in community, sharing meals, prayer, and support. One-year volunteers (21 and older) receive room and board, a monthly stipend, and health insurance. Contact CAP Volunteer Program, 235 Lexington St., Lancaster, KY 40444; 1-800-755-5322.
  • Irenicon, a L'Arche Community in Bradford, Mass., is looking for full-time assistants to live in a suburban home with four mentally handicapped adults and two other assistants. This Christian vocation in an interfaith community includes room and board, benefits, stipend, travel vacations, and two days off per week. Assistants must be 18 or older. Contact Kay Anderson at (508) 374-6928.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • The Pacific Southwest Region of American Friends Service Committee (Quakers), in Pasadena, Calif., is seeking a new director , who would have ultimate responsibility for supervision, administration, and financial management of the region, and interpretation of the work of AFSC. Experience in program management and community organizing is required, as well as a commitment to nonviolence. Women, people of color, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Send résumé and cover letter by January 26, 1996, to Thomas E. Ambrogi, AFSC, 980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena CA 91103; (818) 791-1978; fax (818) 791-2205.
  • A family practice physician or general internist is wanted to practice with two other physicians in the inner city, sponsored by a religious congregation. Physicians and staff are committed to ministry. Salary and benefits are negotiable, and the position opens in January 1996. Contact Dr. Melvin Burton, Catherine Kaspar Center, 100 North 8th St., Suite 132, East St. Louis, IL 62201; (618) 875-4114; fax (618) 875-4116.
  • The Catholic Network of Volunteer Sevice is seeking an executive director. Qualifications include administration, leadership and fund-raising experience, knowledge of and commitment to Catholic lay mission service, and strong public relations skills. Contact Search Committee, CNVS, 4121 Harewood Road. NE, Washington, DC 20017; (202) 529-1100.
  • A rapidly growing downtown campus church in the heart of Bluegrass Country seeks to fill three full-time positions with a focus on outreach, youth, Christian education, and general pastoral responsibilities. Join an exciting, 750-member church in a wonderful community. Contact Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Maxwell St., Lexington, KY 40508; (606) 255-1074.
  • A non-profit community-based health care center seeks an executive director. Applicants should have demonstrated administrative ability and a vision for health care in community development. Please send résumés to Maple City Health Care Center, Attn: James Nelson Gingerich, 213 Middlebury St., Goshen, IN 46526; (219) 534-3300.
  • A community church is seeking a part-time pastor-teacher . We are a small, interracial, interdenominational group of 25 members ministering to the people of Noxubee County, Miss., with a focus on the African-American community. Contact Fellowship of Hope Community Church, P.O. Box 109, Macon, MS 39341; (601) 726-5684 or (601) 726-5486.
  • A development coordinator is sought to do community-based development in Mozambique with returning refugees, working in and through local church-based programs to train and equip local leaders for successful, self-sufficient, small project development. A three-year term is offered with salary and benefits. Contact Mission Service Recruitment, Presbyterian Church (USA), 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202-1396; 1-800-779-6779.

RETREATS & CONFERENCES

  • Touched By the Holy is an opportunity to explore the metaphors you use in relating to God. Doris Klein, C.S.A., invites you to experience art, poetry, music, and movement leading you to pray beyond the verbal-thereby deepening your experience of the Holy. Contact Maria Stein Center, 2365 St. Johns Road, Box 128, Maria Stein, OH 45860-0128; 1-800-648-3220.
  • A short course on Mediating Interpersonal Conflict will be offered on February 9-11 and 16-18, 1996. The course covers conflict theory and communication skills for conflict resolution, along with guided practice in the mediation process. Contact Education for Conflict Resolution, P.O. Box 275, North Manchester, IN 46962; (219) 982-4621.
  • Training Center Workshops is offering a "Workshop for Social Action Trainers," led by George Lakey, March 1-3 in Salem, Ore. Contact Peter Bergel, Center for Energy Research, 333 State St., Salem, OR 97301-3533; (503) 371-8002. Training will also be held March 8-10 in New York City. Contact Learning Alliance, 324 Lafayette, 7th floor, New York, NY 10012; (212) 226-7171.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Take part in discussion and information exchange among people seeking to join, start, or learn about intentional communities , including planning group visits to established alternative communities. Meetings will be held on the second Sunday of each month (1/14, 2/11, 3/10, and 4/14 in 1996), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA. Send SASE to Community Seekers' Network of New England, P.O. Box 2743, Cambridge, MA 02238; (617) 784-4297.
  • Starthrowers, a peace and justice advocate, has announced the formulation of a national writers' group dealing with issues relating to the Seamless Garment Network; an independent political group motivated by disenchantment with both major political parties and opposing capital punishment, euthanasia, and war; and free correspondence courses in Christian nonviolence. Contact Bernard Broussard, Starthrowers, P.O. Box 192, Franklin, LA 70538; (318) 828-2375.
  • A plain-living farm couple wishes to correspond with couples or individuals interested in moving to our area or our farm for the purpose of simple, self-sufficient living, taking inspiration from our Amish neighbors, Wendell Berry, and the radical Christian tradition. We farm mostly with horses and sell direct-market produce, meat, and dairy products, raised naturally. Contact Lloyd and Penny Connour, RR#1, Box 79, Pulaski, IA 52584.
  • St. Leo Abbey seeks single men to participate in our monastic community and spirituality, working, praying, and recreating alongside the monks. The community is culturally diverse and committed to living gospel values. Commitment can be one month or longer. Contact Father David, P.O. Box 2081, St. Leo, FL 33574; (904) 588-2881.
  • The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison: Billy Taylor, #87226, Louisiana State Prison, Camp J, Gator 4 R/8, Angola, LA 70712; Ben Lujin, #932992, Correctional Industrial Complex, Box 601, Pendleton, IN 46064; Byll Mance, #78456, Arizona State Prison-Florence, Box 8200, Florence, AZ 85232; Robin Banania, #108301, Arizona State Prison, Arizona Center for Women, Box 52112, Phoenix, AZ 85072; Roena Lee Ashing, #B47334, C-3, Box 5001, Dwight, IL 60420-5001; Leo Cover, #445427 Telford Unit, Box 9200, New Boston, TX 77570; David E. Cramer, AO#33567, 700 Conley Lake Road, Deer Lodge, MT 59722; Charlie Lutz, D#07908-C1-108, Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95532-7500.

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