- Christ House, a residential medical facility for homeless
men in Washington, D.C., has yearlong, full-time
volunteer opportunities beginning in September, including
registered nurse, administrative aide, patient
activities coordinator, maintenance assistant, kitchen
assistant, and social work assistant. Volunteers live
in community and receive room, board, stipend, and health
insurance. Contact Cathy Heinhold, 1717 Columbia Road NW,
Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-1100.
- Holden Village, an ecumenical retreat center rooted in
Lutheran tradition, seeks an environmentally
conscientious "garbologist" volunteer for
leadership in solid waste/recycling efforts within an
intentional Christian community, beginning in March.
Contact Holden Village, HCOO Stop 2, Chelan, WA 98816.
- The Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless seeks
a live-in volunteer for interfaith ministry with
people who are homeless. The position is available
beginning in March-April 1998. Contact Sally Hindman,
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704; (510) 548-0551.
- ARC (Action, Reflection, Celebration) retreat center
seeks adult volunteers and staff to provide
hospitality for guests looking for quiet retreat and
renewal within a residential ecumenical community.
Positions last one year or more and begin in summer-fall
1998. Contact ARC, 1680 373rd Ave. NE, Stanchfield, MN
55080; (612) 689-3540.
- Emmaus Community invites men and women to join in
solidarity with the homeless of Harlem for a year.
Business, construction, computer, and musical skills are
needed. Volunteers must be able to work in a crisis
environment and be ready to join a Christian prayer group
within a homeless community. Contact Father David Kirk,
Emmaus/Harlem, P.O. Box 1177, New York, NY 10035; fax:
- The International Service for Peace (SIPAZ) seeks volunteers
to join a team in Chiapas, Mexico. Volunteers must
have Spanish fluency, a background in nonviolent
peacemaking or conflict resolution, and be comfortable
working with faith-based groups. SIPAZ provides room and
board and basic expenses for volunteers in the field.
Contact SIPAZ, P.O. Box 2415, Santa Cruz, CA 95063; (408)
- New Franciscan project in Las Vegas seeks one or two
volunteers to provide daily hospitality to homeless
men, including showers, laundry facilities, and light
meals in a home-like setting in the Franciscan-Catholic
Worker tradition. Room, board, and a small monthly
stipend are provided. Contact Brother David Buer, 1420 W.
Bartlett Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.
- Visions in Action, a non-profit organization that sends
volunteers to work in Africa and Mexico with grassroots
development organizations and the progressive press,
seeks volunteers to help with fund raising, public
relations, recruitment, and the annual Working for
Global Justice conference. Contact Elma Shaw, 2710
Ontario Road NW, Washington DC 20009; (202) 625-7402.
- Discipleship Year is a program for people drawn to live and work in association with Jubilee Ministries and the Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C. Participants volunteer full time for a local ministry while focusing on intentional Christian living and being in relationship with people who are excluded from our society. Contact Susan Burton, Servant Leadership School, 1640 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-1102.
- Christian Education youth minister is sought for a
three-person team ministry. Worship participation and
pastoral care are shared with the team. A master of
divinity and experience in these areas are desired.
Compensation includes salary, housing, and a full benefit
package. Contact Search Committee, First Baptist Church,
221 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915.
- Austin Travis County (ATC) Refugee Services seeks a full-time
house manager to work in a refugee settlement. The
position includes room and board and a $500 monthly
stipend. Send a résumé to ATC Refugee Services, 5555 N.
Lamar, K-100, Austin, TX 78751.
- The Mission of the Holy Spirit, an outreach program of
the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia focused on
empowering inner-city youth, seeks a part-time
director to work with program development, coordination,
and community involvement. The Mission seeks a
grounded Christian, either lay or clergy, who is
committed to community development and able to work with
volunteers. Contact Rev. Susan S. Keller, 600 Talbot Hall
Road, Norfolk, VA 23505; (757) 423-8287.
- Education for Conflict Resolution Inc. (ECR) seeks a director of development to coordinate fund raising and organizational development, working with membership, donors, and grant proposals. The position requires commitment to community peacemaking and empowerment, ability to work collaboratively, and a demonstrated fund-raising ability. Contact ECR Inc., P.O. Box 275, North Manchester, IN 46962; (202) 982-4621; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreats and Conferences
- Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) offers a Summer
Peacebuilding Institute, May 4-June 26, with 15 short
intensive courses for academic credit or professional
training. Contact Conflict Transformation Program, EMU,
Harrisonburg, VA 22802; (540)432-4490; e-mail: email@example.com.
- Abba House of Prayer offers private and directed
retreats focused on the integration of prayer and
peace and justice issues in todays world. Contact
Elizabeth Hoye, RSCJ, 647 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203;
- Our Mother of Perpetual Help Retreat Center presents Encounter
With Silence, August 2-9, a six-day silent retreat in
a contemplative setting outside of Milwaukee. The
retreat, described by Dorothy Day as "like hearing
the gospel for the first time," draws its power from
an uncompromising reflection on scripture. Contact Sister
Joan Francis, 28750 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills,
MI 48336; (248) 473-7150.
- The National Conference for the Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF) announces "Hope for Broken Communities," a conference for nurses, physicians, front office staff, and administrators to be held May 14-17, in Denver, Colo. Contact CCHF, P.O. Box 12548, Philadelphia, PA 19151; (215) 877-1200; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A small group of folks in the Detroit area from a variety
of Christian traditions who are committed to social
justice are looking for others to join in regular
study, reflection, and support. The group meets on
Sunday evenings twice a month in members homes.
Contact Ken Smith, 16240 North Park Dr., #102,
Southfield, MI 48075; (248) 569-1223.
- Childrens artwork from Bosnia is available
free for display, discussion, and reflection. Some
pictures portray the truth of war while others show hope
for the future and all speak to the need for peace. We
promised the children we would share their art with
America. Contact Judith Moran, P.O. Box 55, Grafton, MA
01519; (508) 839-5895.
- Peace Review, a quarterly, multidisciplinary
journal of essays addressing broad issues of peace, human
rights, and development announces upcoming themes for
their publication: Summer 1998, "Anniversaries
of U.S. Empire 1848-1898-1998"; Winter 1998,
"Overcoming Linguistic Violence." Please submit
2,500- to 3,500-word essays on IBM or Mac disk to Robert
Elias, Editor, Peace Review, University of San
Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117;
(415) 422-6349; fax: (415) 388-2631/422-2772; e-mail: email@example.com.
- For a newsletter on human rights in Northern Ireland, write The Irish Witness, Centre for Human Rights, 7 Springhill Close, Ballymurphy, Belfast BT12, Northern Ireland.
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