The Common Good
January-February 1997

Connections

by Anne Wayne | January-February 1997

Bringing people together

Volunteer Opportunities

Northwest Center Maternity Home is reopening its doors in Washington, D.C., and is looking for caring, responsible pro-life women to staff the home and provide support to pregnant and parenting teens. Call Kathleen at (202) 483-7008.

Witness for Peace, a faith-based human rights organization, needs volunteers for work on Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Haiti. Help with documentation of U.S. foreign and economic policies, support for human rights, and hosting short-term delegations. Spanish fluency and two-year commitment are required. Contact 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 544-0781; e-mail: Witness@w4peace.org

Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, a socially progressive church and community center, seeks candidates for mission volunteer positions in administration, office management, homeless outreach, and language programs. Computer skills are required; room, stipend, and insurance are provided. Contact Jan Orr-Harter, 351 E. 74th St., New York, NY 10021; (212) 288-6743; fax: (212) 879-0929.

Intercultural Nursing, a non-profit charitable organization that works through mission and health department sites, desires nurses for two-week volunteer opportunities in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Nurses, NPs, and translators are needed. Contact IN Inc., 356 Main St., Boxford, MA 01921; (508) 887-7066.

Employment Opportunities

A non-profit support house for women in the Chicago area is seeking a dedicated woman for part-time ministry and full-time residency. Ministry consists of presence and modeling of family values to women from disrupted families. Contact Director, P.O. Box 268711, Chicago, IL 60626; (773) 743-0057.

Advent Group Ministries, a Christian social service missions agency located in San Jose, Calif., seeks resident counselors, night counselors, and summer interns for adolescent residential treatment programs. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Residential positions provide room and board. Contact Deborah Norris, (408) 281-0708 or 1-800-96ADVENT; fax: (408) 281-2658.

Ingles Para La Communidad seeks a coordinator for an adult English program with Latin American immigrants. Fluency in Spanish and English is required; a two-year commitment is requested. A modest stipend and housing are provided, and the position is available February 1997. Send a letter and résumé to IPLC, Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th St., New York, NY 10021; (212) 717-5817.

Community Living Opportunites

Catholic Worker Community in inner-city Harrisburg, Pa., seeks Catholic male, 21-35, emotionally healthy and committed to nonviolence as a way of life, for service among the urban poor. Interest in Catholic spirituality and works of mercy is preferred. Contact B.H. at 1812 Chestnut St., Harrisburg, PA 17104; (717) 558-8690 Box 3.

Live in the Tacoma Catholic Worker in the beautiful Northwest! Work, play, and pray for the kingdom here on earth. Homeless newspaper, organic urban farm, woodshop, house of hospitality—all this and more can be yours! (Nice justice-seeking people with kittens too.) Women and accordion players get special preference. Contact TCW, Guadalupe House, 1417 S. G St. Tacoma, WA 98405; (206) 572-6582.

Retreats and Conferences

Green Lake Conference Center/American Baptist Assembly in Wisconsin invites you to attend Project Hope, a new conference focusing on urban ministry, April 13-18. Contact Marc Dosogne, GLCC, W2511 State Highway 23, Green Lake, WI 54941; 1-800-558-8898, ext. 7333.

Catholic Network of Volunteer Service workshops provide tools, vision, and information for building a lay mission program. Directors of new programs and new staff of existing programs are all welcome. Workshops will be held at the CNVS office in Washington, D.C., February 6-9 and March 6-9 (tentative), and are limited to 10 people. Call 1-800-543-5046.

Scripture as Radical Handbook is the title of a weekend with writer, activist, and theologian Ched Myers in Northern California at the Ben Lomond Quaker Center, April 4-6. Contact P.O. Box 686, Ben Lomond, CA 95005; (408) 336-8333 for information and registration materials.

Fellowship of Reconciliation's upcoming Peacemaker Training Program, held at the Kirkridge Retreat Center in Bangor, Pa., January 13-23, offers a great opportunity for young activists (ages 17-25) to re-energize, gain leadership skills, and to explore nonviolent strategies to deal with violence, racism, and other social injustices. Contact Paige Wilder at P.O. Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960; (914) 358-4601; e-mail: forpti@igc.apc.org

The Wesleyan Center for Twenty-First Century Studies presents "What Happens to Person in a Postmodern Era," a conference and workshops, January 22-25. For more information, write Wesleyan Center, Point Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Dr., San Diego, CA 92106.

Miscellaneous

Wider Quaker Fellowship's mailings of brief readings in English and/or Spanish offer a view into the diverse Quaker world. Donations are welcome. Contact WQF, 1506 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1498; (215) 241-7293.

A psychology professor is seeking Christians who have experienced a profound event that is both sexual and spiritual and wish to contribute to a doctoral study with confidentiality ensured and honorarium offered. Contact Chuck MacKnee, Psychology Prof., Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC, V2Y 1Y1 Canada; (604) 888-7511; fax: (604) 888-1225.

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center is organizing a study tour to the Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain during March 1997. Explore the largest and most successful group of worker-owned companies with other North Americans concerned about the economic sustainability of our communities. Contact IJPC, 215 E 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45210; (513) 579-8547; fax: (513) 579-0674; e-mail: mailto:IJPCCinti@aol.com

Kairos Community announces its 1997 Latin American Seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for European and North American Christians who wish to gain a perspective of mission in Latin America in a context of partnership, July 21-August 14. Contact J. Marmol, 1734 (1602) Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina; fax: (541) 796-3306; e-mail: admin@ kairos.cci.org.ar

The Center for Development Studies is sponsoring a two-week educational trip to Honduras, June 30-July 14. Contact Dr. Charles McKelvey, CDS, 210 Belmont Stakes, Clinton, SC 29325; (864) 833-1018; fax: (864) 833-8481; e-mail: cemck@cs1.presby.edu

The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison: Robert Simon Jr., #46380B, Deathrow 32-C, Parchman, MS 38738; WM Earle Sweet, #100063 Al 44-2174, Union Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 221, Raiford, FL 32083; Randy Burleson, #436189, Estelle, Huntsville, TX 77340; A.I. Floyd, #198-150 Pickaway Honor Camp, P.O. Box 209, Orient, OH 43146; Aki Ralleem Jihad, #496293, 12002 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351; Eddie Peyton, #903849, P.O. Box 41, Michigan City, IN 46361-0041; Roy Abbot, Maine State Prison, Box A, Thomaston, ME 04861.

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