The Common Good
March-April 2003

Connections

by Elizabeth Palmberg | March-April 2003

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Champ House, a community in Cape Cod, Mass., for almost or formerly homeless young men, seeks a live-in community builder. Position offers room, board, and small stipend. Send résumé and letter to Paul@champhouse.org.

L'Arche Washington, D.C., invites people to practice peacemaking by sharing a daily life of work, prayer, and holy leisure in an interdenominational Christian community of people with and without developmental disabilities. Position offers room, board, stipend, insurance, spiritual formation, and professional training. Visit http://www.larchewashingtondc.org or contact Don Kelly, (202) 232-4539 ext. 11.

Volunteer Opportunities

World Hunger Relief Inc., a Christian ministry near Waco, Texas, seeks interns to learn sustainable, natural agricultural techniques in order to help alleviate poverty around the world. Read more about the program at http://www.worldhungerrelief.org and send inquiries to: World Hunger Relief Inc., PO Box 639, Elm Mott, TX 76640.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation seeks applicants committed to nonviolence and justice for four yearlong Ruth S. and Harrop A. Freeman Peace Interns. Possible duties involve media outreach, national and local organizing, and leading workshops. Interns receive room, medical insurance, and stipend; application deadline is late March and start date is in the fall. Contact Yvonne Royster, FOR@forusa.org; (845) 358-4601, ext. 37.

Witness for Peace is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting documentation teams to Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, and Cuba, June 18-July 1, to observe firsthand the consequences of U.S. economic and military policies in those countries. The application deadline is April 15. Contact Roxanne Hanson at (202) 588-1471, roxanne@witnessforpeace.org.

Retreats and Conferences

The Ministry of Money presents its annual "Money & Faith Retreat," April 25-27 at the Wellspring Conference Center in Germantown, Md. Registration deadline is April 1. Contact Rosemary Diehl, (301) 428-9560; rosemary@ministryofmoney.org.

The School of the Americas Watch and the Latin America Solidarity Coalition will convene a Mobilization Against the Economic and Military U.S. Intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean, April 10-15 in Washington, D.C. The mobilization will include a march and rally, lobbying, skill-sharing, and the Latin America Solidarity Conference III. Contact http://www.lasolidarity.org; (202) 234 3440.

Word and World's Philadelphia School, which will focus on nonviolence and urban struggles, takes place June 7-14. Word and World is an ecumenical and inclusive moveable institute offering radical education and training, worship and celebration, and community-building for Christian disciples involved in the work of social transformation. Contact (520) 628-4564; http://www.wordandworld.org.

"A Force More Powerful: Embracing Jesus' Way of Nonviolence" is the theme of the 2003 Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference, featuring Walter Wink and June Keener Wink, July 22-26, in Montreat, N.C. Visit http://www.pcusa.org/ peacemaking.

Miscellaneous

Earth Day, an annual observance to acknowledge our responsibility for the environment, takes place April 22. Contact your local church or environmental organization to find an observance near you, or visit http://www.earthday.net.

Portland IndyMedia in Oregon seeks to bring together faith-based and other activists to foster a news community "by the people and for the people," independent from corporate-controlled media. Contribute to the Web site by uploading your own story in text, images, video, or audio using the "open publishing" feature. Visit http://portland.indymedia.org or e-mail imc-portland@indymedia.org.

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

Brian J. Polley W-64991, PO Box 43, Norfolk, MA 02056; Rodney L. Hinkle 636025, Telford, PO Box 9200, New Boston, TX 75570; Rev. Tommy R. Goolsby EF 315475 K1-146, PO Box 426, Macon State Prison, Oglethorpe, GA 31068; Danny Vincent 1031215, Michaels Unit, PO Box 4500, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; James Ben 188249, Lakeland Correctional Facility, 141 First St., Coldwater, MI 49036; Sean Boyd 99A6035, Adirondack Correctional Facility, PO Box 110, Raybook, NY 12977; Kevin Shegog 160108, 200 Road to Justice, West Liberty, KY 41472; Kempis Songster AS-2308, 175 Progress Dr., Waynesburg, PA 15370; Richard Holland 01A2631, Franklin Correctional Facility, PO Box 10, Malone, NY 12953; Webster Hale C-13756, D3-110, PO Box 1060, Soledad, CA 93960-1060.

Correction

: The correct listing for Gilbert Perkins is 841455, Connally Unit, 899 IM 632, Kenedy, TX 78119.
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