The Common Good
May-June 2002

Connections

by Bethany Spicher Schonberg | May-June 2002

Employment
Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Logos Academy—a young, growing elementary school in York, Pa.—seeks a principal to equip and lead teachers in transforming an urban population via a classical approach to Christ-centered education. Also seeking teachers committed to high academic and behavior standards with a passion for urban education. Contact Traci Foster, (717) 846-4448; traci.foster@logosyork.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

RE-MEMBER, a nonprofit, faith-based organization serving the Oglala Lakota Indians on Pine Ridge Reservation, seeks interns to coordinate weekly volunteer groups, lead work crews, provide cultural and spiritual experiences, maintain facilities, and develop community relationships. Positions are available June to September for one to three months. Room and board are provided. Contact RE-MEMBER, 13065, 136th Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417; (616) 844-4233; remember@novagate.com; www.re-member.org.

Retreats and Conferences

Christian Community Health Fellowship hosts its annual conference, "Faith Making a Difference: Improving Health Care and Access for the Underserved," May 16-19 at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa. Contact CCHF, (773) 843-2700; cchf@cchf.org; www.cchf.org.

Ministry of Money sponsors "From Mammon to Manna: Embracing the Spiritual Disciplines of Sabbath Economics," May 17-19, in Germantown, Md., with theologian Ched Myers. $250 fee includes lodging and meals. Contact the Ministry of Money, (301) 428-9650; office@ministryofmoney.org.

La Puente, a collection of grassroots community services in San Luis Valley, Colo., seeks volunteers to help with homeless shelters, food pantries, maintenance, and repairs, and to assist with a community store and coffee shop. Spanish skills helpful. Room, board, stipend, and insurance. One- year service terms start in August and January. Long-term, salaried position also available for community social justice educator. Contact Lance Chelock, La Puente Home, PO Box 1235, Alamosa, CO 81101; (719) 589-5909; www.lapuente.net.

Maryknoll's Cross-Cultural Services offers participants tools to assess, discern, and prepare for cross-cultural work in a one-month residential program, June 25-July 24, in Chicago. Contact CCS, (914) 941-7590; ccs@maryknoll.org.

The Children's Defense Fund holds the 8th annual Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry, July 15-19 at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tenn. Open to people of faith, religious leaders, and child advocates willing to serve in the movement to Leave No Child Behind. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Rev. Dr. Renita Weems, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., and Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock. Contact the Alex Haley Farm office, (865) 457-6466.

Center for Action and Contemplation hosts "Healing Our Violence Through the Journey of Centering Prayer," July 12-14, in Albuquerque, N.M., with Revs. Thomas Keating and Richard Rohr. Contact Ruth Tobyas; (505) 242-9588; cacforprophet@juno.com; www.cacradicalgrace.org

Miscellaneous

Hope House requests new, illustrated children's books for a ministry to incarcerated fathers and children. Fathers choose a book and read it into a tape recorder; the book and tape are mailed to the children. Send books or donations to Hope House, PO Box 748, Murfreesboro, NC 27855.

The Carpenter's Boatshop in Pemaquid, Maine, an ecumenical community-school based on the Benedictine tradition, offers apprenticeships in wooden boat building and seamanship. Contact Rev. Robert Ives, 440 Old Country Road, Pemaquid, ME 04558; (207) 677-3768; boatshop@ midcoast.com.

The First Mennonite Church of Richmond (Va.) sponsors the fourth annual Hymn Sing for Peace on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 11 at 2 p.m. Contact Les Horning, (804) 359-1308; leshorning@aol.com.

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

Otis Burnett 116240, Saginaw Corr. Facility, 9625 Pierce Road, Freeland, MI 48623
Derrick Lee Sledge P-43766 Cell 5303x, California Men's Colony State Prison, PO Box 8101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409-8101
Franklin Garlin 199881 Desoto C.I., 13617 SE 70 Hwy., Arcadia, FL 34266-7800
Curtis Thomas 863653, Washington Correctional Inst., 4455 Sam Mitchell Drive, Chipley, FL 32428
William Friery E92093, PO Box 2000, Vacaville, CA 95696
Charles E. Austin 206-996, Ohio State Penitentiary, 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505
Khalifah Al-Akili EN 5224, SCI Coal Township, 1 Kelley Drive, Coal Township, PA 17866-1021
Charles E. Bradford, Sr. 388717, Hocking Correctional Facility, PO Box 59, Nelsonville, OH 45764-0059
Ricky Allgood DD-7643, 1 Kelley Drive, Coal Township, PA 17866-1021
Wilfred Knox 388893, Franklin Work Camp, 1001 U.S. Hwy. 98 W, Apalachicola, FL 32320.

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