The Common Good
January-February 2003

Connections

by Elizabeth Palmberg | January-February 2003

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

World Hunger Relief Inc., a Christian ministry near Waco, Texas, that trains interns to use sustainable, natural agricultural techniques, needs to fill two positions: executive director and farm manager. Farm manager should have experience in organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, and mechanical maintenance. Send résumé to World Hunger Relief Inc., Box 639, Elm Mott, TX 76640.

Christ House, a medical recovery facility for the homeless, seeks a full-time registered nurse and a part-time registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Job offers good benefits. Contact sgunn@christhouse.org; fax (202) 232-4972; Personnel, 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Volunteer Opportunities

Bread for the World announces its 2003 Offering of Letters campaign, "Rise to the Challenge: End World Hunger." By writing to legislators, people of faith can help ensure that the U.S. government follows through on a promise it made last year to significantly increase development assistance to poor countries. Visit www.bread.org.

Network, a national Catholic social justice lobby, seeks volunteer associates for faith-based organizing and legislative advocacy in Washington, D.C. Full-time associates, who serve September-July, receive health benefits and a small stipend; application deadline is February 1. Shorter-term, part-time volunteers welcome anytime. Contact Amy Scanlon, (202) 547-5556, ext. 18; ascanlon@networklobby.org.

Sweatshop Watch and the Garment Worker Center, which work to eliminate sweatshop conditions in the United States and worldwide, need San Francisco and Los Angeles area volunteers to do research, translation, office work, video editing, Web site support, and outreach to workers and the media. All volunteers are welcome; particularly needed are those who speak Cantonese (in San Francisco) or Spanish, Mandarin, Thai, or Vietnamese (in Los Angeles). In San Francisco, contact sweatinfo@sweatshopwatch.org; (510) 834-8990; in Los Angeles, contact gwc@igc.org; (888) 449-6115.

Witness for Peace hosts documentation teams to Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, and Cuba, June 18-July 1, to observe the consequences of U.S. economic and military policies. The application deadline is April 15. Contact Roxanne Hanson, (202) 588-1471; roxanne@witnessforpeace.org.

Miscellaneous

Sojourners, Call to Renewal, and others join with the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington to sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. InterFaith Prayer Service on the theme "Non-Violence at Home and Abroad." National City Christian Church, January 12, 3 p.m. Contact Stacey Smith, (202) 234-6300.

Retreats and Conferences

The Africa Faith and Justice Network and Churches for Middle East Peace present "Africa and the Middle East Advocacy Days: An Educational and Advocacy Event for People of Faith Committed to Working for Just U.S. Policies toward Africa and the Middle East," February 23-26, Washington, D.C. The conference will feature challenging speakers, opportunities to speak with key congressional staff, and ecumenical worship. Contact Anna Rhee, (301) 384-3615; anna@cmep.org.

Responsible Wealth, a national network of business people, investors, and inheritors in the top 5 percent of income and/or wealth in the United States, holds its national conference March 7-8 in Seattle. The keynote speaker will be Bill Gates Sr. Contact Mike Lapham, (617) 423-2148, ext. 12; www.ResponsibleWealth.org.

John Dear leads "Peace Be With You: Following Jesus on the Road of Nonviolence," reflecting on the gospel call to nonviolence and peace, April 2-4, at the Kirkridge Retreat Center. Contact www. kirkridge.org; (610) 588-1793.

—Compiled by Elizabeth Palmberg

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

Robert McElwee H-83833, CIU-122, PO Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95532; Gary D. Schreiner H-16888 1-D2-13L, Folsom State Prison, PO Box 715071, Represa, CA 95671-5071; Randy Morris MSP 123669, PO Box 426, Oglethorpe, GA 30168; Billy Alexander 257-809, BECI, PO Box 540, St. Clairsville, OH 43950; James Broughton KO6383, C1-114, PO Box 921, Centinela State Prison, Imperial, CA 92251; Jean Tranquille 479602, C2-147S, Columbia Correctional Institution, Rt. 7, Box 376, Lake City, FL 32055-8767; Bill Condel 148189, DEL, Correctional Center, 1181 Paddock Road, Smyrna, DE 19977; Joe Robles 868303, Eastham Unit, PO Box 16, Lovelady, Texas 75851; Ja'Von Bloom 146782 MHL-X, PO Box 534, Jessup, MD 20794; Michael Olveda 886498, R . 1 Box 150, Tennessee Colony, TX 75884.

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