The Common Good
September-October 2001

Connections

by | September-October 2001

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

  • Columbia Road Health Services, a faith-based health clinic for low-income patients in Washington, D.C., seeks nurses or medical assistants, preferably bilingual Spanish/English. Contact Susan Wallin, (202) 328-3717; crhs_dc@hotmail.com.
  • L'Arche Harbor House of Jacksonville, Fla., seeks assistants to live and share their lives with adults who are developmentally disabled. Responsibilities include assisting in creating a home, developing relationships with members, 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.
  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • St. John Bosco House needs Catholic Worker volunteers to offer hospitality to young women and outreach to homeless youth in Eugene, Ore. Ideal volunteers would have experience with young people or social service work, be professional yet warm, creative, active in the community, and have a sustaining spirituality. Contact St. John Bosco House, 938 Almaden St., Eugene, OR 97402; (541) 683-7517; www.efn.org.
  • Samaritan Inns' InnKeeper Internship Year seeks InnKeepers to serve as resident managers in transitional inns for formerly homeless women and men in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. InnKeepers receive a monthly stipend, room and board, health and dental benefits, Americorps education grants, plus many educational opportunities. Contact Tom Copps, 2523 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 667-8831 ext. 261; volunteer@saminns.org.
  • Retreats and Conferences

  • quot;Sustainable Peacemaking: Building Connections for Change" presents its Sixth Christian Peacemaker Congress, September 20-23, in North Manchester, Ind., sponsored by Christian Peacemaker Teams and New Call to Peacemaking. Workshop topics include prayer and spiritual discipline, avoiding burnout, media work and fund-raising skills, and the cultural dynamics of peace work, plus stories from CPT projects in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and Colombia. Contact Claire Evans, Christian Peacemaker Teams, P.O. Box 6508, Chicago, IL 60680; (312) 455-1199; www.prairienet.org/cpt.
  • Mountain Retreat, a small Christian retreat center in West Virginia, will hold a backpack retreat September 28-30. Contact Mountain Retreat, Box 266, Harman, WV 26270; (304) 227-4427; lmlind@neumedia.net.
  • The 10th annual Peace With Justice Weekend will be October 19-21 in Henderson, Ky. A time of renewal for social justice activists and advocates, the weekend will feature concerts, workshops, storytelling, worship, exhibits, and fellowship. Cost is $40 for all activities, including banquet. Details and registration: PWJW, c/o Paff Haus, 435 First St., Henderson, KY 42420; (270) 826-0281; paffhaus@paffhaus.org.
  • "Through Farmworkers' Eyes: Richness and Realities of the Heritage of Mexican Immigrants," a travel seminar to Cuernavaca and Oaxaca, Mexico, October 27-November 4. Cosponsored by the Oregon Farm Worker Ministry and the Episcopal Hispanic/ Farmworker Ministries of North Carolina. Led by the Center for Global Education, the seminar offers opportunities to be in conversation with people across the spectrum of Mexican society. Spend the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, build community, expand your worldview! Contact Sara Meza-Romero at Oregon Farm Worker Ministry, (503) 981-8384; ofwm@earthlink.net.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Author Reynolds Price will speak at Washington National Cathedral at 7:30 p.m., September 26. Contact Philip Abraham, Program Asst., Washington National Cathedral, Mount St. Alban, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, Washington, DC 20016; (202) 537-2221; pabraham@cathedral.org.
  • The Community of the Ascension, a traditional Episcopal religious order for women, is seeking new members. We work with those who are disenfranchised by society and those who are in need, take on a responsibility of regular intercessory prayer, and actively protect and nurture the natural environment. Contact Community of the Ascension, Sanctuary House, P.O. Box 1439, Cambridge, MD 21613; (410) 228-7180; sancthse@fastol.com.
  • The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison:

    Mauricio Ramirez, 97R6109, Elmira Corr. Facility, P.O. Box 500, Elmira, NY 14902; Earl Bowman, DG9987, 1111 Altamont Blvd, Frackville, PA 17931; Cliff Washburn, B-692684/A1-45-S, Hamilton Work Camp, 10694 SW 46th St., Jasper, FL 32052; Frederick Johnson, 332392, Georgia State Prison, 100 Georgia Hwy. 147, Reidsville, GA 30499-9701; Juan Serrano, 140671, ACUYCF, P.O. Box 500, Bordentown, NJ 08505; John Emerson, 913051, Unit 1-Tier C-Cell 6, Washington State Penitentiary, 1313 N. 13th Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362; Edward D. Jackson, P-72462 B-2 (232), High Desert State Prison, P.O. Box 3030, Susanville, CA 96127; Charles Berry, B28402, P.O. Box 38, Sheridan, IL 60551; Donald Marmon, 666852, 12071 FM 3522, Abilene, TX 79601; Derrick Cobb, 87-A-7314, Great Meadow Corr. Facility, Box 51, Comstock, NY 12821.

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