The Common Good
July-August 1995

Bringing People Together

by Kelly Green | July-August 1995

Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Christ House, a medical facility for homeless men in Washington, D.C., needs one-year volunteers in nursing, social service, and support positions. Room, board, stipend, and health insurance are provided. Write or call 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-1100.

Men, women, and married couples willing to risk in faith, embrace ecologically sound practices, and build community in mutuality with the urban poor should contact The Franciscan Project, R1, Box 163B, Garrison, NY 10524-9717.

Serve and share your life of faith with a small community in Baltimore, working with at-risk youth and in a residential community for persons with AIDS. Stipend and insurance are provided. Contact Xaverian Brothers, 10318-B Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2191; (410) 750-2850.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Worker is looking for workers to live in and provide hospitality to the women and children seeking shelter. Contact Gert Brixius, 8025 S. Honore, Chicago, IL 60620; (312) 874-2500.

Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker center in Mexico City, seeks a live-in volunteer couple or individual to manage the daily operations of its guest house and service center, starting in September. Some Spanish is required. Contact Tobin Marsh, Ignacio Mariscal 132, 06030 Mexico D.F., Mexico; (52-5) 705-0521.

LAOS House, a new interdenominational Christian community working and living among the poor of Oshawa, Ontario, is looking for full-time volunteers for one year in exchange for room, board, health insurance, and stipend. Contact Rose Barclay, 51 King St. East, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B4, Canada; (905) 434-7543.

Comfort House/Casita de Cuidar is looking for a full-time staff person to assist in a hospice residence for children and adults in exchange for room, board, stipend, and insurance. Contact Marian Strohmeyer, R.S.M., Rt. 2, Box 1680, McAllen, TX 78504; (210) 686-6047.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

A large church located in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., seeks a senior minister with vision, strong preaching skills, sensitivity, and commitment to liberal Christian theology. Contact Nancy Baltins or Ben Oehler, Senior Minister Search Committee, Plymouth Congregational Church, Box 26063, Shoreview, MN 55126.

Good Shepherd Ministries of Washington, D.C., seeks a computer lab director for their after-school education center for at-risk children and youths. Candidate must be a committed, responsible educator with computer and mentoring abilities, and able to start immediately. Contact Jacob Schramm, (703) 528-6674.

Apple picking is an excellent opportunity for women and men of conscience to come together in kinship, affirm the dignity of agrarian labor, and earn money. Won't you join us? Contact D. Hoffman, 289 Balltown Road, Gardners, PA 17324.

St. Martin's Table, a non-profit bookstore, restaurant, and ministry in Minneapolis, Minn., seeks a full-time manager committed to serving an alternative, church-based business dedicated to peace, justice, care of creation, and sufficiency lifestyles. We provide a modest salary, with some health care benefits. Call (612) 341-0871.

COMMUNITY LIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Menno House, a ministry of Mennonite Fellowship, seeks residents and live-in managers for their houses in mid-Manhattan. Contact John Rempel, 314 E. 19 St., New York, NY 10003; (212) 673-7970.

L'Arche Harbor House is looking for dedicated adults who desire to live with, learn from, and relate with mentally handicapped adults in community. We provide room, board, stipend, and health insurance. Contact Dorothy Klein, 7000 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211; (904) 725-7740.

We are beginning a multiethnic, twentysomething "intentional household" with connections to the Brethren in Christ and other like-minded groups in Philadelphia. Contact Rod White, 230 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268; (717) 762-5426; RandGWhite@aol.com.

RETREATS & CONFERENCES

Ghost Ranch is an education and mission center of the Presbyterian Church (USA) located in the high desert of northern New Mexico. It offers a variety of seminars, including "Church, Land and Community," August 21-28, which will explore ethical uses of land. Contact Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC 77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510-9601; (505) 685-4519.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation sponsors the Peacemaker Training Institute: Developing Youth Leadership for Peace and Justice, July 17-31 in New York and August 15-22 in Washington, D.C. Contact FOR, Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960; (914) 358-4601.

Peace With Justice Week '95, the fourth annual regional gathering of peace and justice activists, will be held in Kentucky, October 14-18. The festival attracts hundreds of Midwestern and Southern activists, artists, musicians, and religious leaders. Contact Paff Haus, 435 First St., Henderson, KY 42420; (502) 826-0281.

"Crossing Boundaries" is the theme for the eighth annual gathering of the Network of Biblical Storytellers, August 10-13, at Duke University in North Carolina. Contact Tracy Radosevic, 121 S. Depot St., Cherryville, NC 28021; (704) 435-5251.

Workshops for Social Action Trainers will be led by George Lakey in Vancouver, Canada, September 22-24. Increase your training skills, learn new techniques, and network with other trainers. Contact Pam Cooley, Box 78080, Vancouver, BC Y5N 5W1, Canada.

"From Hiroshima to Hope" is the theme of the 50th year commemoration of Hiroshima. Nashville Peace Action and Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance will be hosting activities August 4-6 in Oak Ridge, the production site of the uranium used in the "Little Boy" bomb. Call NPA at (615) 321-9091 or OREP at 483-8202.

TRAVEL/WITNESS OPPORTUNITIES

Borderlands Theological Center in Tucson, Ariz., regularly offers travel seminars and other programs providing alternative theological education and dialogue on the U.S./Mexico border. Contact BTC, 710 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719; (520) 628-8263; BorderLinks@igc.apc.org.

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College announces upcoming trips to El Salvador, Nicaragua, and South Africa in 1996. Start planning now! Contact CGE at Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454; (612) 330-1159.

Join the fourth annual Holy Land Bike Tour benefiting the Nazareth Christian Hospital in Israel, November 3-12. With sponsorship, you can visit Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem. Call The Nazareth Project at (717) 392-4365.

MISCELLANEOUS

Reba Place and Plow Creek Fellowships are putting together a guide to intentional Christian communities. If your community would like to be included, contact Dale Gish, 6728 N. Bosworth #3N, Chicago, IL 60626; Dale.Gish@Chessboard.com

We are producing a play on the life of Jean Donovan, one of the four church women killed in El Salvador in 1980. Contact Still Point Performing Arts, Box 257682, Chicago, IL 60625-7682; (312) 772-1958.

A former Jesuit volunteer and current graduate student would like to live in Akron, Ohio, with a community committed to social justice, beginning August 1995. Please contact Laura Nichols, 830 Egleston Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001; (616) 385-6234.

I am interested in serving as a lay associate in a monastery, doing work in exchange for room and board. Contact William C. Burke Jr., 251 W. Columbia Ave. #4, Battle Creek, MI 49015; (616) 963-2821.

I am an early retiree looking for an overseas teaching position in a religious-run school. The salary can be minimal. Contact Terry Malloy, 12550 Lake Ave. #1503, Lakewood, OH 44107.

The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison: John Sanders, #330518, Box 4500, Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Arthur Ray Crooks, #539057, Box 4500, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Robin Zakia Elliott, #24941, Box 665, Somers, CT 06071; Michael Vogt, #648721, Rt. 4, Box 1500, Beaumont, TX 77705-9631; Emma Blackshear, #622331, Broward Correctional, Box 8540, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024; Christopher Murray, #AM8994, Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426-0244.

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