- Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) seeks volunteers to live in community
and work for social justice. Short- and long-term placements include health care,
literacy, music, agriculture, youth programs, and womens projects. Volunteers must
raise their own financial support. Contact CRISPAZ, 1135 Mission Road, San Antonio, TX
78210; (210) 534-6996; fax: (210) 534-4995; crispaz @igc.apc.org.
- Providence House, providing temporary shelter to women and children in crisis, seeks one-
and two-year volunteers to live as part of a core community in one of the six
residences in Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester counties. Room, board, insurance, and
stipend are provided. Contact S. Janet Kinney, P.O. Box 210529, Brooklyn, NY 11221; (718)
- Volunteers for Peace, a non-profit organization promoting international workcamps in 70
countries, seeks volunteers for short-term community service projects. Contact VFP
International Workcamps, 43 Tiffany Road, Belmont, VT 05730; (802) 259-2759; fax: (802)
A non-profit human service organization seeks an executive director with proven
management and communication skills as well as fund-raising experience and corporate
contacts. Position includes a $35,000-$40,000 salary and benefits. Fax résumé to Carol,
Exodus World Service, a non-profit ministry with a mission to mobilize Christian
volunteers in service to refugee families, seeks an executive director. The
position includes strategic planning, board relations, fund raising, and development as
well as overall administration of the organization. Send résumés to Wayne Mitchell, EWS,
P.O. Box 620, Itasca, IL 60143-0620.
The English Speaking Church in Turin seeks a pastor to begin in September.
Contact Robert Goodwin, Chair of the Search Committee, Via R. Piria 11 - 10144 TORINO;
The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America needs a managing director. The
position includes coordinating and implementing most areas of program and financial
development as well as coordinating a small staff and board of directors. Salary is
negotiable, with health insurance and annuity coverage included. Women and people of color
are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is June 15. Contact Steve
Jacobsen, BPFNA, P.O. Box 280, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745; fax: (704) 456-1883;
COMMUNITY LIVING OPPORTUNITIES
LArche Mobile needs live-in assistants to mentally handicapped adults. We
seek to create communities of peace, joining adults who are mentally handicapped with
those who help them so that they may love, work, and share their lives together.
LArche is an international federation of Christian communities founded by Jean
Vanier. Contact Martin E. OMalley, 151-A South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604.
RETREATS AND CONFERENCES
Mountain Retreat, a small Christian center that seeks to connect the spiritual and
organic sources of life, announces its events for the coming months. "Birds of the
Sky and Flowers of the Field," May 15-17, and "Listen to the River,"
May 29-31, include an integration of prayer, hikes, and canoeing to increase awareness of
God through nature. Contact Mountain Retreat, P.O. Box 266, Harman, WV 26270; (304)
Stony Point Center presents an ecumenical conference, "The Role of the Church in
a New Africa," May 29-31. African church leaders and American specialists will
put the issues of the continent in perspective. Contact Stony Point Center, Crickettown
Road, Stony Point, NY 10980; (914) 786-5674.
Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker guest house and seminar center in Mexico City, announces
their summer open seminars. "Conditions and Challenges to the Mexican Family,"
July 18-26, and "Democratic Struggle and Urban Popular Movements," August
22-30, include service projects, field trips, lectures, visits with local people, and
group reflection. Contact Robert Sellick, Proyecto de Servicio y Educacion, La Casa de los
Amigos, Ignacio Mariscal 132, 06030, Mexico, DF MEXICO; or call Mary Snyder, (715)
A non-profit educational project, our developing world, announces its Vietnam
and Laos Study Tour, August 1-20. The trip focuses on development and reconciliation
by visiting schools, clinics, co-ops, and craft villages, and meeting people at the
grassroots level. Contact our developing world, 13004 Paseo Presada, Saratoga, CA
95070-4125; (408) 379-4431.
Nonviolent Alternatives, a resource and activity center for exploration and
experimentation, announces its summer programs. Nonviolence and Wholistic Living,
three to four weeks in July, will be held in India and is rooted in the ideas and
practices of Mahatma Gandhi. In Harmony With the Lakota/Dakota, three weeks in
June, will investigate the destructive effects of racism and how it has affected the
Native American population. Contact Carl Kline, Nonviolent Alternatives, 825 4th St.,
Brookings, SD 57006; (605) 692-3680.
An opportunity to share in Deerspring Partners Trust of Eastern Ohio is
available. The land trust offers a five-acre site with a pole barn in a community of
fellow Christians. Contact Jeri Rumsey, 55321 TR170, Fresno, OH 43824.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation announces the 1998 Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest
for high school students. Essays (500 to 1,000 words) discussing the importance of human
rights and responsibilities in the 21st century are due June 1, 1998. Prizes are $1,500,
$1,000, and $500. For contest guidelines, a copy of last years winning essay, and a
copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, send a SASE to NAPF, 1187 Coast Village
Road, Suite 123, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; (805) 965-3443; fax: (805) 568-0466; e-mail:
A Sojourner in the Thunder Bay area of Ontario seeks other members for creation of small
discussion and action group. Contact Rev. Ed Prinselaar, 215 Madeline St., Thunder
Bay, Ontario, P7A 5Y8, Canada.
Professor at University of Arkansas seeks information about memorials to peace and
peacemakers and literature written about war memorials. Contact James R. Bennett, 2582
Jimmie, Fayetteville, AR 72703-3420; email@example.com.
Support war tax resisters
even if you cant resist yourself. Contact War
Resisters Penalty Fund, Box 25, North Manchester, IN 46962.
The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of
Willie James Hall, #EF235101, P.O. Box 3877 G251, Jackson, GA 30233; Robert Oldham,
#219942, Unit MSU, Delaware Correctional Center, Smyrna, DE 19977; Synnachia McQueen,
#305897, Bill Clements Unit, 9601 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107-9606; Eric Dickey, #716911,
938 S. FM1673, Snyder, TX 79549; Sterling Scruggs, #16232, P.O. Box 1111, Carlisle, IN
47838-1111; Charles Garner, #D-06436, P.O. Box 409000, Ione, CA 95640.