The Common Good
January-February 2001

Bringing people together.

by | January-February 2001

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

L'Arche Harbor House in Jacksonville, Fla., seeks live-in assistants to share their lives with adults who are developmentally disabled. Responsibilities include assisting in creating a home, developing relationships with members, and assisting in personal care and community life. Stipend, room and board, insurance, and formation in L'Arche spirituality and philosophy. Contact Dottie Klein, 700 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211; (904) 744-4435; larchfl@ aol.com.

The Bethany House, a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality in inner-city Rochester, N.Y., seeks a female staff person to offer hospitality to homeless and impoverished women and children. The house also operates a food cupboard, clothing room, and drop-in center for women and children. Room, board, transportation, health insurance, and small stipend offered. Contact Lois Amendola, (716) 454-4197; rbethan1@ rochester.rr.com.

Unique opportunity for OB/Gyn with a commitment to serve the poor in a diverse SES practice in beautiful Salem, Ore. Willingness to back CNMs and FPs essential. Contact Karen Armstrong, CNM, salemcnm@earthlink.net; or George Miller, MD, (503) 561-5200.

Columbia Road Health Services seeks bilingual (Spanish) nurse, LPN or medical assistant for its family practice ministry to low-income residents of Washington, D.C. Contact Susan Wallin, (202) 328-3717.

The Catholic Commission of Lake and Geauga Counties seeks an executive director. Responsibilities include directing, managing, organizing, and administering a comprehensive social justice agenda; providing parish education and training opportunities grounded in Catholic Social Teaching. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in one of the social sciences and a solid background in Catholic social teaching. Organizational and communication skills required. Send résumé to Tom Allio, Diocesan Social Action Director, 1031 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114; fax (330) 535-2787.

The Jerusalem Fund seeks an administrative assistant/office manager to assist in its office and activities. Proven experience in administrative support, excellent communications skills, and knowledge of Middle East issues required. A full job description is available upon request. Mail, fax, or e-mail cover letter, résumé, writing sample to Heidi Shoup, Executive Director, The Jerusalem Fund/Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037; fax (202) 333-7742; hshoup@ palestinecenter.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Rural community services programs in Colorado's San Luis Valley seek volunteers to help with needs of homeless shelter, family programming, community food pantries, maintenance, and repair; or assisting in managing community store and coffee shop. Room, board, stipend, insurance, and other essentials provided. One-year term of service starts in August and January. Spanish helpful. Contact La Puente Home, P.O. Box 1235, Alamosa, CO 81101; (719) 589-5909, ask for Lance; www.lapuente.net.

Retreats and Conferences

The Pax Christi USA Young Adult Forum will hold its winter retreat, "Come Out, My People! Answering the Call to Life Outside Empire," with author and scripture scholar Wes Howard-Brook in Keystone Heights, Fla., February 2-4. The retreat is open to young adults ages 18-30. Contact Johnny Zokovitch, afn10005@afn.org; (352) 377-9640; or Paul Fesefeldt, paul@paxchristiusa.org; (814) 453-4955.

International Conference in Bethlehem: "One New Humanity Where Justice is at Home," February 21-24. Organized by Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. Featuring Jim Wallis, Walter Wink, Naim Ateek, Edward Said, Farid Esack, and many others. Contact P.O. Box 49084, Jerusalem 91491; conf2001@sabeel. org; www.sabeel.org.

Events for 2001 at Mountain Retreat, a small Christian retreat center, will include: March 23-25, Silent Retreat; April 6-8, Bread Retreat; May 4-6, Nature Retreat; May 25-27, Canoe Retreat; August 24-26, Harvest Retreat; September 28-30, Backpack Retreat. Contact Mountain Retreat, Box 266, Harman, WV 26270; (304) 227-4277; lmlind@neumedia.net.

Miscellaneous

The International Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility has a new Web site (www.ipcnsr.org) and would like to create Web links with other people and organizations interested in helping foster and promote spiritual, emotional, and environmental health. IPCNSR, an international organization of people with dual training in psychology and theology committed to peace and justice, also holds international conferences that bring members together to explore the realization of their commitment. Contact Dr. G. Michael Cordner, P.O. Box 1542, Williston, VT 05495; Drcordner@aol.com.

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

José A. Colón, #E-58891, S.H.U. D-6 #122, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95532-7500; Manuel Rivers, #058938-J-1206, Florida State Prison, P.O. Box 181, Starke, FL 32091; Mary Williams, #861643 1102L-E, Dade Correctional Institution-Suite 200, 19000 SW 377th St, Florida City, FL 33034; Wilfred Knox, #388893, Washington Correctional Institution, 4455 Sam Mitchell Dr., Chipley, FL 32428; Timotheus Eason, #255245, P.O. Box 549, Jessup, MD 20794; Michael Watson, #494213, Jester III Unit, Richmond, TX 77469; Johnny M. Thomas, #623297, Gib Lewis High Security, P.O. Box 9000, Woodville, TX 75990; Francisco Jiménez, #D-88311, Pelican Bay State Prison, P.O. Box 7500/B2-122, Crescent City, CA 95532; John Mitchell, #288439, Santa Rosa Correctional Inst., 5850 E. Milton Road G-1216, Milton, FL 32583; Steven M. Laureys, F-102 doc #996387, Indiana Dept. of Corrections, Miami Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 900, Bunker Hill, IN 46914.
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