The Common Good
July-August 2002

Connections

by Bethany Spicher Schonberg | July-August 2002

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

A small UCC congregation in Dayton, Ohio, with a social justice mandate and an experimental style, seeks a pastor to organize a ministry to young adults currently unserved by or alienated from the church. Urban ministry experience desired. Visit http://members.aol.com/cfrnews. Contact Karen Righter Malesko, Congregation for Reconciliation, (937) 276-4077; hfox@juno.com.

Pathway Caring for Children, an agency with a 28-year-old tradition of working with families to help disadvantaged children, seeks mature couples to work with neglected, abused, and abandoned children in small group homes; each couple is responsible for four children. Full-time position includes salary, an excellent benefit package, and regular respite. Send résumé to Pathway Caring for Children, 4949 Fulton Road NW, Canton, OH 44718; (330) 493-0083; fax (330) 493-3689; personnel@pathwaycfc.org.

Columbia Road Health Services, a health clinic in Washington, D.C., seeks a nurse for its ministry to the poor and uninsured. Responsibilities include supervision and nurturing of medical assistants, patient care, laboratory services, and clinic leadership. Qualifications: RN, communication skills, compassion. Contact Susan Wallin, fax (202) 588-8101; admin@ crhs.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

L'Arche Harbor House, a Christian community in Jacksonville, Fl., invites volunteers to assist in creating a home with people who are developmentally disabled. Benefits include an AmeriCorps stipend, room and board, health insurance, and formation in the spirituality and philosophy of L'Arche, founded by Jean Vanier. Contact Patrick Mayhew, 700 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211; (904) 721-5992; larchfl@aol.com.

SIPAZ (International Service for Peace) seeks volunteers to further the work of inter-religious dialogue in Chiapas, Mexico. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining contact with the spectrum of religious actors in the conflict in Chiapas, seeking opportunities to support initiatives for peaceful resolution. Requirements include Spanish fluency, prior international work, and experience in conflict resolution. Contact SIPAZ, volcom@sipaz.org.

Retreats and Conferences

Eastern Mennonite University and Church World Service sponsor Seminars for Trauma Awareness and Recovery (STAR), inter-religious workshops open to congregational leaders from all traditions affected by the Sept. 11 events and other tragedies. Upcoming seminars are July 22-26, Aug. 19-23, Sept. 16-20, Oct. 14-18, Nov. 11-15, and Dec. 9-13. Visit www.emu.edu/ctp/star. Contact STAR at (540) 432-4691; star@emu.edu.

New Covenant Fellowship, an intentional Anabaptist Christian community near Athens, Ohio, sponsors its annual Summer Workcamp July 6-20. Participants will explore faith, peacemaking, and simple living and help with the garlic harvest, organic gardening, and food preparation. No charge. Contact Art and Peggy Gish at (740) 592-4605.

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. Wyatt Tee Walker, Rev. Renita Weems; Rev. Otis Moss Jr., and Rev. Fred Craddock. Contact the Alex Haley Farm office, (865) 457-6466.

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America hosts its annual Peace Camp "To Sing Among the Peoples," July 22-27 at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Speakers and artists include Michael Hawn, Barry Morrison, and Jerene Broadway; workshops will look at the peace and justice history of the region. Contact www.bpfna.org; (704) 521-6051.

The C.S. Lewis Summer Institute hosts Oxbridge 2002: "Time and Eternity: The Cosmic Odyssey," July 14-27 at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, England. Visit www.cslewis.org. Contact 1-888-CSLEWIS (toll free); oxbridge2002@cslewis.org.

Mountain Retreat, a small Christian retreat center in Harman, W.Va., hosts a Silent Retreat, August 23-25, and a Camping Retreat, September 27-29. Contact Lester Lind, Box 266, Harman, WV 26270; (304) 227-4427; lmlind@neumedia.net.

Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion sponsors "The Glen Workshop: A Summer Institute for Artists, Writers, and Wayfarers" August 4-11 at St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact (206) 281-2988; glenworkshop@imagejournal.org; www.imagejournal.org.

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

Julius K. Humphrey 37812 3C02 129L, PO Box 3471, Corcoran, CA 93212
James R. Demick 785220 MN 4258, Desoto Correctional Institution, 13617 SE Hwy. 70, Arcadia, FL 34266-7800
Kelvin Frazier 099-699, Florida State Prison, PO Box 181, Starke, FL 32091
Bruce Crayton 702503, 12071 FM 3522, Abilene, TX 79601
Danny Lee Warner 28341, PO Box 250, Draper, UT 84020
Mark Fritschle 215090, SRCI F1119U, 5850 E Milton Road, Milton, FL 32583
Eugene Adame H00108, Washington Corr. Inst., 4455 Sam Mitchell Drive, Chipley, FL 32428
Mark-Truett Johnson 506871, Rt. 1 Box 150, Tennessee Colony, TX 75884
Rita Marshall 17190, HU-1CD-10A, 1000 River Road, Hopewell, VA 23860
Anthony Hughes, SCI-Greene, 175 Progress Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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