- Take part in the farm worker accompaniment
ministry by people of faith during the 1997
Oregon berry and vegetable harvest, May 26-June 30.
Commitment is one to seven days. Be present with
union organizers in fields and labor camps to witness
conditions and advocate fair pay and safe conditions.
Long hours; Spanish is helpful, but not necessary.
Contact Oregon Farm Worker Ministry, 390 N. Kings
Valley Highway, Dallas, OR 97338; (503) 623-5153.
- Christ House, a residential medical facility
for homeless men in Washington, D.C., has yearlong
volunteer opportunities for a registered nurse,
administrative aide, patient activities coordinator,
maintenance assistant, van driver, kitchen assistant,
and social work assistant. Volunteers live together
in community. Room, board, stipend, and health
insurance are included. Contact Cathy Heinhold,
Christ House, 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC
20009; (202) 328-1100.
- Witness for Peace, a faith-based human rights
organization, needs volunteers for work on
Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Haiti. Help with
documentation of U.S. foreign and economic policies,
support for human rights, and hosting short-term
delegations. Spanish fluency and a two-year
commitment are required. Contact 110 Maryland Ave.
NE, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 544-0781; e-mail:
- Loan fund manager and office manager are
needed for a small non-profit with an innovative
program of land reform and community development
finance, special initiatives in community-supported
agriculture, and stewardship of religious lands.
Compensation is modest according to need; room and
board are provided. Contact Chuck Matthei, Equity
Trust, 539 Beach Pond Road, Voluntown, CT 06384;
Community Living Opportunities
- Bread and Roses, a community in Olympia, Wash.,
needs people interested in living in community and
working with the homeless in our shelter, drop-in
center, and community kitchen. Based on the Catholic
Worker model, our community is open to people of all
faiths. Contact Michelle Williams, B&R, 1320 SE
8th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501; (360) 754-4085.
Retreats and Conferences
- Christian Community Health Fellowship, an
interdenominational organization dedicated to
"living out the gospel through health care among
the poor," is holding its annual conference in
Raleigh, N.C., May 29-June 1, at St Augustine's
College. The conference theme is "One Spirit,
Many Gifts." Contact CCHF, P.O. Box 12548,
Philadelphia, PA 19151-0548; (215) 877-1200; e-mail:
- "Anabaptists in Conversation: Mennonite
and Brethren Interactions With Twentieth Century
Theologies" is a conference to be held June
19-21 at The Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist
and Pietist Groups. Contact Anabaptist Conversation
Conference, The Young Center, Elizabethtown College,
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298; (717) 361-1470; fax:
(717) 361-1443; e-mail: youngctr @acad.etown.edu
- Witness for Justice is a full-day immersion
organized by Oregon Farm Worker Ministry in
cooperation with Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del
Noroeste, on Saturday, May 17. Delegates from faith
communities will experience the daily life and
reflect upon the struggle for justice of Oregon farm
workers. Write Candace Nichols, P.O. Box 6061, Salem,
OR 97304, or call Ed Brandt, OFWM, (503) 623-5153.
- Abba House of Prayer offers private and
directed retreats to persons interested in the
integration of prayer and peace and justice issues in
today's world. We are members of Pax Christi and
Bread for the World, and Sojourners readers.
Contact Elizabeth Hoye, R.S.C.J., 647 Western Ave.,
Albany, NY, 12203; (518) 438-8320.
- The Fifth General Meeting of the International
Thomas Merton Society will be held in Mobile,
Ala., June 12-15. The conference theme is "From
the Springs of Compassion: Solitude, Solidarity,
Social Transformation." Contact Graduate
Studies/ITMS, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin St.,
Mobile, AL 36608-1791; (334) 380-3094; e-mail:
- Innermission announces its Coming Home
Women's Retreat, May 16-18. This is an
ecumenical Christian retreat offering rest, play,
reflection, intergenerational wisdom, and personal
and group prayer. Innermission also offers other
ecumenical prayer experiences. For a free brochure,
contact Innermission, 419 Elizabeth St., Batavia, IL
60510; (630) 879-2077 or (630) 825-7107.
- MoSAIC, Methodist Students for an All-Inclusive
Church, is a national student network that seeks
to dismantle ecclesial systems of oppression against
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons.
Students committed to grassroots organizing and
creating a peaceful dialogue within the church can
contact Trey Hall, 3801 N. Keeler, Chicago, IL 60641;
(773) 736-5526; fax (773) 736-5475.
- El Porvenir, a non-profit development organization,
offers two-week work brigades to Nicaragua.
Live in a small rural community and work with local
people in the construction of a potable water
project. The group is limited to 10 persons,
accompanied by an experienced bilingual U.S.
coordinator. Contact P.O. Box 1213, Ventura, CA
93002; (805) 653-1488.
- A Presbyterian minister (slightly used), with
20 years experience and currently a Sojourners
intern, is seeking a position with a loving
congregation, Presbyterian or not, that is active in
the neighborhood and community that it serves. Will
preach for food and shelter. Contact Doug Maben at
Sojourners; e-mail: email@example.com
- Bilingual (Spanish) layperson is seeking a
ministerial or teaching position in the New York City
area. I have an M.A. in theology and experience in
religious education, youth ministry, and substance
abuse counseling. I'm available to begin
September, and earlier is negotiable. Excellent
references. Contact Fernando Arzola Jr., 239 East
21st St., New York, NY 10010; (212) 475-1966.
- The Five College Program in Peace and World Security
Studies announces the new edition of its Guide
to Careers, Internships, and Graduate Education in
Peace Studies. It contains complete
and up-to-date information on graduate programs,
fellowships, and organizations in the field. Contact
PAWSS, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002; (413)
582-5367; fax: (413) 582-5620; e-mail:
- Peace Review, a quarterly,
multidisciplinary journal of essays addressing broad
issues of peace, human rights, and development, is
calling for 2,500-3,500 word essays for upcoming
issues. For themes contact Robert Elias, Editor,
University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San
Francisco, CA 94117; (415) 422-6349; fax: (415)
388-2631; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peace Brigades International is sponsoring a
delegation of international concern and accompaniment
for June 13-29 to Guatemala and El Salvador. The
group will meet with human rights organizations,
popular movement groups, and government and embassy
officials to explore what "peace" really
means. Contact PBI at (510) 540-0749; e-mail:
The following individuals in prison request
correspondence from people outside of prison: Danny
Davila Sanchez #559533, Wynne Unit, Huntsville, TX 77349;
Jovan McClenton #J-64472, P.B.S.P./SHU C-8 212, P.O. Box
7500, Crescent City, CA 95532; Michelle Love #OC4163, P.O.
Box 180, Muncy, PA 17756; James C. Sanders #B035844, P.O.
Drawer 130/74-211-L, Gulf Correctional Institution,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; Robert Vital #W-58209, N.C.C.I., P.O.
Box 466, Gardner, MA 01440; Tom F. Sherrell, #X36175-U-32-A
Building, Parchman, MS 38738.