The Common Good
May-June 2000

Connections

by Elizabeth Newberry | May-June 2000

Bringing people together.

Employment Opportunities

La Casa de Maria y Marta, a ministry of San Antonio Mennonite Church providing opportunities for groups to serve in the city, seeks a director. The position is full-time, and salary and housing are provided. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required. Contact John Lichty, (210) 533-7181; lacasa602@aol.com.

Bethany Inc., a small nonprofit corporation working toward providing a safe environment for families recovering from addiction and homelessness, is seeking board members who can take the project from its developmental stages into completion. Applicants should have a background in financial oversight, public relations, or construction experience. Contact Sabrina Waiss, Bethany Inc, 2523 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009; (703) 519-1977.

Agape Community Center, a nonprofit community development organization in Atlanta, is seeking an executive director. Applicants should have experience in collaborative leadership, management, and fund development, and an advanced degree is preferred. An immediate response is needed. Fax rTsumTs to Search Committee, Agape Community Center, (404) 355-7442 or e-mail eve@agapecc.org. For questions call (404) 355-1877; www.trinitypcusatlanta.org.

Central College in Pella, Iowa, is seeking a full-time chaplain. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent and be ordained or eligible for ordination. Contact the Central College human resources office, (515) 628-5199; www.central.edu.

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia is seeking professors with terminal degrees, mid-career or retired, for one-year salaried posts in humanities, language, or religious studies at Asian universities. Contact United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, fax (212) 870-2322; dave@ ubchea.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

La Puente, a rural community services program in Colorado, seeks volunteers for a one-year term of service. Opportunities include a homeless shelter, family services, food pantries, maintenance staff, and manager positions of community store and coffee shop. Room, board, stipend, and insurance are provided. Terms of service begin in August and January. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful. Contact Lance Cheslock, La Puente Home, P.O. Box 1235, Alamosa, CO 81101; (719) 589-5905; www.lapuente.net.

Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, a resource center of faith-based volunteer programs, seeks two full-time yearlong volunteers, beginning in August. The positions available are for an administrative assistant and an office assistant in the Washington, D.C., office. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree; interpersonal, organizational, computer, and writing skills; and a commitment to Christian values and volunteer service. Volunteers receive housing, a stipend, and insurance. Send a cover letter, rTsumT, and three references to Associate Director, CNVS, 4121 Harewood Road NE, Washington, DC 20017; fax (202) 526-1094; glambert@cnvs.org.

Hollywood Urban Project in Los Angeles is seeking interns for the 11-month City Dwellers program. Program begins in September with an orientation to urban issues and issues facing Latino immigrants in Los Angeles. Interns receive leadership training while experiencing a multicultural neighborhood and living in Christian community. Contact Dan Hoffman, (323) 469-4551; citydwellers_ hup@hotmail.com.

Retreats and Conferences

New Community Fellowship in Athens, Ohio, will hold the Third Annual Workcamp, exploring faith and intentional Christian community, peacemaking, and nonviolent action in daily study sessions. Share in garlic harvest, organic gardening, and worship. The workcamp is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Contact Jim Foxog, (740) 592-4605.

Abba House of Prayer in Albany, New York, offers private and directed retreats to persons interested in the integration of prayer and peace and justice issues in today’s world. Contact Elizabeth Hoye, RSCJ, 647 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203; (518) 438-8320.

The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America invites you to our 15th annual summer conference, "On Earth As In Heaven," an exploration of peace and justice themes within the Lord’s prayer. The conference will be held July 10-15 at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. Contact LeDayne Polaski, (704) 521-6051.

Global Peace Services (USA) is sponsoring "Peace Power 2000: Training Peacemakers for the 21st Century." The four one-week workshops will be held June 4-30 in Washington, D.C. Contact Clara Doyle, (703) 356-8023; claradoyle@ aol.com; www.globalpeaceservice.org.

Education for Conflict Resolution, Inc. will offer an introductory course in "Mediating Interpersonal Conflict" July 24-28 at Manchester College in Indiana. The course will cover theory and skills for conflict resolution. Contact ECR, (219) 982-4621; ecr@hoosierlink.net.

Miscellaneous

Call to Renewal has joined with March for Jesus, Mission America, Inc., and other Christian organizations to plan a Pentecost event that will bring the church together in service and celebration. Call to Renewal Roundtables and supporters are asked to join with March for Jesus organizers around the country for Jesus Day 2000. Contact March for Jesus, (404) 627-3267; MFJUSA@compuserve.com; www. jesusday.org.

The Shalem Institute in Bethesda, Md., is accepting applications for "Facilitating Group Spiritual Direction," a two-year extension program offering preparation for forming and facilitating at-home groups combining spiritual direction with the support of a prayer group. The application deadline is June 15. Contact Emily North, (301) 897-7334; www.shalem.org.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) and the U.S. Catholic Conference are sponsoring a study tour, titled "Northern Ireland: The Dynamics of Conflict and Reconciliation," from August 21-September 3. The tour includes meeting with government officials, religious leaders, activists, and participants in interfaith reconciliation efforts. Contact Rev. Richard Young, (724) 265-1381; ryoung@ nauticom.net.

Sojourners

reader Ted Lewis and his wife are moving to Eugene, Ore., and are looking to contact other Sojourners readers from that area. Contact Ted Lewis, Heartland Farm, RR 1, Box 37, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567.

The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison:

Wilfred Knox, #338893, G4-111-L, Everglades Correctional Institution, 1601 SW 187 Ave., Miami, FL 33265-1000; Kevin Fuller, #856514, P.O. Box 2222, Carlisle, IN 47838; Laurel Ward, #93A8343, Green Haven Correctional Facility, Drawer B, G-124, Stormville, NY 12582-0010; Ben Lujin, #932992, Correctional Industrial Complex, P.O. Box 601, Pendleton, IN 46064-0601; Steven Cuttes, #729867, Stiles Unit, 3060 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705; Ricky Nino Jones, #606649, Rt. 2, Box 4400, Gatesville, TX 76597; John Huggins, #059121, Florida State Prison, P.O. Box 181, G2208, Starke, FL 32091; Niquita Jackson, #W47758, B2-8-3L, P.O. Box 92, Chowchilla, CA 93610-0092; Gregory Marshall, #183459, 5500 Chestown Rd., Cumberland, MD 21502; Guillermo Arbeluez, #122079, Union Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 221, P31045, Ruiford, FL 32083 (correspondence in Spanish is preferred).

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