The Common Good
May-June 2003

Connections

by Elizabeth Palmberg | May-June 2003

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Jubilee Network seeks congregations to help support, in wealthy nations' interactions with the developing world, the biblical principle of freeing those enslaved by debt. Member congregations contribute prayer, letters to elected officials, resources, and ideas. Visit www.jubileeusa.org or call (202) 783-3566.

Christian Peacemaker Teams will send 12-day delegations to Israel/Palestine to meet with local peacemakers and to join in a public, nonviolent witness against injustice and violence. CPT will also send delegations to Colombia to accompany vulnerable families in Barranca. Visit www.cpt.org or call (773) 277-0253.

Witness for Peace leads "Women's Lives and Free Trade in the Global Market," a delegation to Mexico, August 16-25. Registration deadline is June 16. Visit www.witnessforpeace. org or contact Susana, (218) 724-5775; swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

Retreats and Conferences

"A Better World is Possible: Christian Faith and Economic Justice," a conference sponsored by Mobilization for the Human Family, takes place June 6-7 at All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif. Speakers include Walden Bello, director of Focus on the Global South, and Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians. Contact mobilize@tstonramp.com; (909) 397-5850.

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; www.wordandworld.org.

The Center for Action and Contemplation hosts "From Wild Men to Wise Men: Ordinary Men as Spiritual Leaders," in Albuquerque, N.M., July 3-6. Robert Moore and Richard Rohr, OFM, will lead an intergenerational men's conference, including workshops on male spiritual development and engagement in active ministry for men. Contact Roger Beaumont, (505) 242-9588, ext. 104; summerconf@ cacradicalgrace.org.

"All Come Bearing Gifts," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' National Migration Conference, will take place July 6-10 in Washington, D.C. Topics include pastoral care, advocacy, immigration law, and Catholic social teaching on migration. The conference will feature liturgies, workshops, and congressional advocacy visits. Call (202) 541-3352.

Christian Community Health Fellowship, a group that encourages people to live out the gospel through health care among the poor, will sponsor "Call and Conversion," a workshop with Dr. David Hilfiker, near Portland, Ore., Sept 12-14. Registration deadline is July 15. Visit www.cchf.org or contact Lance Loberg, lloberg@cchf.org; (503) 378-0339.

Miscellaneous

Ignatian International Immersion Experience, a spiritual formation and travel experience, plans delegations to Haiti, Kenya, and India this fall and winter to learn about the social, political, economic and spiritual dimensions of life within these countries, particularly among the poor. Contact Jan Sullivan Dockter at (717) 642-1262 or visit www.iiie.info.

—Compiled by Elizabeth Palmberg


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

Kelyemon McGinnis 79305-9, 800 FM 632, Kenedy, TX 78119; Marcus Trammell 571594, MI Unit 12-E-49, PO Box 4500, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Bert C. Sauls P-26986, PO Box 7500 B-5104, Crescent City, CA 95531; David Medina 446943, Clemens Jail Facility, 11034 Highway 36, Brazoria, TX 77422-0375; George Stannard, E14836; Lake Correctional Institution, E32130, 19225 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711; Londell Rogers J-29362, Centinela State Prison, Facility C-3/108, PO Box 921, Imperial, CA 92251; Rodney Newell P-44958, Centinela State Prison, PO Box 921 C-1-114, Imperial, CA 92251; Antonio Torrance 00B0717, Southport Correctional Facility, PO Box 2000, Pine City, NY 14871; Morris S. Mester C-77174-B-3-110-L, Pleasant Valley State Prison, PO Box 8502, Coalinga, CA 93210; LaVern Dockery DN-4950, 1111 Altamont Blvd., Frackville, PA 17931.

Correction:

The correct listing for Sean Boyd is 99A6035, Clinton Correctional Facility, PO Box 2001, Dannemora, NY 12929.
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