The Common Good
September-October 1998

Bringing People Together

by Kristin Brennan | September-October 1998

Casa Juliana, a community dedicated to simple living, environmental sustainability, and social justice.

  • Casa Juliana, a community dedicated to simple living, environmental sustainability, and social justice, seeks bilingual volunteers for technology and community development programs to work with a Mexican immigrant and farm worker community. Room, board, stipend, and health insurance are included. Contact Andy McDonald, RR 2, Box 133A, Alamo, TX 78516; (956) 702-0524.
  • L'ARCHE Mobile needs live-in assistants to mentally handicapped adults. We seek to create communities of peace where adults who are mentally handicapped and those who help them live, work, and share their lives together. Contact Martin E. O'Malley, 151-A South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604; (334) 438-2094; larchmob@acan.net.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Nazareth Farm, a Catholic volunteer community that hosts work camp experiences for high school and college students to provide housing rehabilitation, is seeking a director. Applicants must be active Catholics, open to community living and simplicity, and have non-profit management experience. Salary ranges low to mid-teens plus room, board, and benefits. Send rEsumE, references, and salary requirements to Nazareth Farm, Rte. 2, Box 194-3, Salem, WV 26426; (304) 782-2742.
  • Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church seeks a director of outreach to proclaim and teach the good news in worship and class settings; coordinate program and educational development; provide leadership training for officers and volunteers in outreach ministries; and develop and lead evangelism efforts. Experience with multistaff setting with financial and budgetary responsibilities required. Contact APNC Outreach, Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7506 Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
  • The Las Vegas Interfaith Council for Worker Justice, a non-profit organization of 20 Las Vegas religious congregations, is seeking an organizer-director. Responsibilities include staffing monthly meetings, recruiting new congregations, developing leadership, and implementing an organizing program. Community and/or labor organizing experience, a strong faith background, and a commitment to eliminating poverty are required. Competitive salary and comprehensive medical and dental benefits are included. Contact Tom Snyder, 1630 S. Commerce St., Las Vegas, NV 89102; (702) 386-5178; fax: (702) 384-0845.
  • Nevada Desert Experience (NDE), a faith-based nonviolent action organization working to end nuclear testing as a first step toward ending the threat of nuclear arms, is seeking an executive director to work in its Las Vegas office. Position requires commitment to NDE's nonviolent principles as well as experience in organizing, communication, office management, fund raising, and computers. Salary and benefits are negotiable and dependent on experience. Contact JPIC Office, 1500 34th Ave., Oakland, CA 94601; (510) 536-3772, ext. 113; sbjpic@aol.com.
  • McCormick Theological Seminary seeks a professor of ministry beginning on July 1, 1999, to teach courses in the field of ministry, provide pastoral guidance to the students and community, serve on faculty committees, and plan and implement Christian worship that is appropriate to the diverse, multicultural community at McCormick. Applications should include a cover letter indicating why the applicant is suited for the position, as well as a rEsumE or PIF. Send all application materials by October 1 to Homer U. Ashby Jr., Acting Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 5555 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637.

RETREATS AND CONFERENCES

  • Mountain Retreat, a center that seeks to connect the spiritual and organic sources of life, announces two upcoming retreats: a backpack retreat, "Facing the Mountain," October 2-4, and a men's retreat, "Reinterpreting Dominion," November 20-22. Contact Lester Lind, Box 266, Harman, WV 26270; (304) 227-4427; e-mail: lmlind@neumedia.net.
  • Laypersons, pastors, committee chairpersons and members, and seminary students from all denominations are invited to "Evangelism Connections '98," November 6-7, a conference focusing on practical ways to strengthen congregational effectiveness and improve church vitality. Speakers include Cynthia Lynnette Hale, Michael B. Slaughter, and Juan Carlos Ortiz. Contact EC '98, 5001 Ave. "N," Lubbock, TX 79412-2993; (806) 762-8094.
  • The Appalachian Women's Alliance presents the "Ironweed Festival," September 12, featuring women musicians, storytellers, poets, performers, and activists. The festival will be held at the Highlander Center in New Market, Tennessee. Contact AWA, P.O. Box 688, Floyd, VA 24091; (540) 763-3004; e-mail: AWA@swva.net.
  • Activists, academics, families, and former prisoners are invited to "Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex," a national conference and strategy session at the University of California at Berkeley, September 24-27. Contact Critical Resistance Conference Committee, P.O. Box 339, Berkeley, CA 94701.
  • The Fellowship of Reconciliation's Peacemaking Training Institute offers a conference for young activists to deal with violence, racism, and other social injustices, January 11-19, in Bangor, Pa. Scholarships are available. Contact Paige Wilder or Neera Singh, P.O. Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960; (914) 358-4601; forpti@igc.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • A few good sermons on Pentecost and/or Acts 2:1-11 or John 14:8-17 are needed for possible publication in a forthcoming book. Contact Cathedral Institute for Spiritual Development, Attn. Book Store, 314 North St., Easton, MD 21601; (410) 822-1931; fax: (410) 763-8259.
  • Liberal United Methodist pastor with 22 years pastoral experience and doctorate in ministry seeks employment. Contact Keith Rhoden in the evening, (419) 385-4405.
  • Sojourner in Toledo, Ohio, desires to build community for spiritual nurture, study, and support with others involved in ministries in the area. Contact Donna Knobloch, (h): (419) 242-2003 or (w): (419) 243-7441.
  • Consider supporting nomination of Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, for the Nobel Peace Prize in October in the hopes of widening consciousness about the death penalty and pressuring the United States to rethink capital punishment. Letters of support can be sent to Francis Sejersted, Chairperson, The Norwegian Nobel Committee, Dammen 19, NO 255, Oslo, Norway.

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

Frank J. Atwood, #62887, Arizona State Prison, Box 3400, SMUII, Florence, AZ 85232; Adrian Perry, #599111, P.O. Box 4500, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Burly Grimes, #41465, M.S.P., 700 Conley Lake Road, Deer Lodge, MT 59722; Billy Joe Menefee, #554801, P.O. Box 4500, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Mike Davis, #286216-ED38, DCC, P.O. Box 500, Smyrna, DE 19977-0502.

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