The Common Good
March-April 2000

Bringing people together.

by Elizabeth Newberry | March-April 2000

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

• The Community Church of Hudson, Iowa, an inter-denominational church, is searching for an Outreach Director for a creative, energetic, youth-focused outreach program. Contact Community Church of Hudson, P.O. Box 60, Hudson, IA 50643; JSelle1125@aol.com.

• Samaritan Inns’ InnKeeper Internship Year participants work in the nation’s capital with formerly homeless women and men in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. InnKeepers are resident managers in our transitional inns and work alongside a team of professionals for women and men seeking to rebuild their lives. InnKeepers receive a monthly stipend, room and board, health and dental benefits, Americorps education grants, and many educational opportunities. Contact Tom Copps, (202) 667-8831 ext. 261.

Volunteer Opportunities

• Innisfree Village, a community of full-time volunteers living with and caring for adults with mental disabilities, seeks individuals to live and work together in weaving, woodworking, baking, and gardening. Volunteers must be 21 years of age; a one-year minimum commitment is needed. Benefits and a stipend are provided. Contact Recruitment, Innisfree Village, 5505 Walnut Level Road, Crozet, VA 22932; (804) 823-5400.

Conferences

• Peace Church, a United Church of Christ congregation in Duluth, Minn., will hold a March 3-4 conference on Christian nonviolence featuring Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy. Contact Gary Kohls, 1306 East Eighth St., Duluth, MN 55805; (218) 728-9756.

• "Kingdomworks 2000," a conference for people who minister to city children and teenagers, will take place in Valley Forge, Pa., March 10-12. This multicultural and multi-denominational event features seminars on urban culture, values, education, and faith. Contact Kingdomworks, 990 Buttonwood St., Sixth floor, Philadelphia, PA 19123; (215) 763-6200.

• The ARC Ecumenical Retreat Community is sponsoring "Blessedness in the Void: Spirituality of the Desert," March 24-26 in Stanchfield, Minn. The event will consider the nature and value of blessings during spiritual journeys. Contact (612) 689-3540, arcretrt@ wavetech.net.

• The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space is sponsoring "Star Wars Revisited: An International Conference on Preventing an Arms Race in Space," April 14-17 in Washington, D.C. Contact globenet@ afn.org; www.globenet.free-online. co.uk/.

• The Women of Color Research Cluster will hold a conference, "The Color of Violence: Violence Against Women of Color," April 28-19 in Santa Cruz, Calif. Workshops, speakers, and a women of color film and video festival will be featured. Contact Andrea Smith, (831) 460-1856; andysm@cats.ucsc.edu.

• Christian Community Health Fellowship will hold its annual conference, "Purpose, Passion, and People," in Philadelphia, May 18-21 at Eastern College. Speakers include Ron Sider, Dawn Swaby-Ellis, and Manny Ortiz. Contact CCHF, P.O. Box 23429, Chicago, IL 60623; (773) 843-2700, cchf@cchf.org.

• Eastern Nazarene College is sponsoring "Conference 2000—Beyond the Impossible: Strengthening the Bond between Urban Churches and Christian Universities" June 1-3 at Boston University. The event will foster relationships between church, student, and educational leaders. Contact Conference 2000, (617) 745-3569; conf2k@enc.edu.

• Responsible Wealth, a network of progressive business leaders and investors, is holding its annual conference "Economic Boom for Whom? Building Roads to Shared Prosperity" April 7-8 in Boston, with a keynote address by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Contact Mike Lapham, (617) 423-2148; rw@stw.org.

• The Ninth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA), "A Call to Transformative Justice: New Questions, New Answers," will be held in Toronto, Ontario, May 10-13. The conference will examine the links between corporations and the growth of the private prison industry. Contact ICOPA, www.interlog.com/~ritten/icopa.htm l; ritten@intelog. com; (416) 972-9992.

• The University of Tennessee-Knoxville will host a free "Labor Rights as Human Rights at Home and Abroad" teach-in March 2-3. Panels and speakers will focus on workers’ rights, globalization, and the role of universities in the labor movement. There is no registration fee and free housing is available. Contact hopeutk@ utk.edu; (805) 546-6721.

Miscellaneous

• Hope House, an organization assisting the 1,400 Washington, D.C. inmates incarcerated in a private prison in Youngstown, Ohio, is collecting new children’s books. Incarcerated fathers can read them into a tape recorder and send the tape and book home to a beloved child. Contact Carol Fennelly, P.O. Box 2232, Youngstown, OH 44504; (330) 744-1414.

• Sam Washburn and Jane Ronca-Washburn, longtime readers of Sojourners, wish to get in touch with other Sojourners readers who live in the Albuquerque, N.M. area. Contact the Washburns, (505) 323-6162; swashbur@ flash.net.

—Compiled by Elizabeth Newberry

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

Michael Lynch, #A15561, P.O. Box 99, Pontiac, IL 61764; Joseph Daigle, #99546 R/C, Louisiana State Prison, Angola, LA 70712; Marc J. Craddolph, #246-062, H-Dorm RCC P.O. Box 7010, Chillicothe, OH 45601; Willie Hall EF#235101, P.O. Box 3877/G2-51, Jackson, GA 30233; Darnell Howard #244-355, OSP Block C-1 Cell 26, 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd., Youngstown, OH 44505; Eddie Surgest #A-159-360, P.O. Box 788, Mansfield, OH 44901-0788; Jay Valdez #572883, Route 1, Box 150, Tennessee Colony, TX 75884; Charles Brown #J-44856, 3A5-Cell-227# LOW, P.O. Box 3461, Corcoran, CA 93212; George Peter, Jr., #C01434, Illinois River Correctional Center, P.O. Box 1900, Canton, IL 61520; Christopher Bradford, 82A-5885, 354 Hunter St., Ossining, NY 10562.

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