The Common Good
September-October 2000

Connections

by Elizabeth Newberry | September-October 2000

Bringing people together.

Employment Opportunities

• The American Friends Service Committee seeks a regional director based in Atlanta. The candidate must have four years experience in management and community organizing, and a strong commitment to nonviolence. Send a résumé and cover letter by September 1, 2000. Contact Search Committee, c/o AFSC, 92 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; fax (404) 525-4728; nsmith@afsc.org.

• If you have the soul of a nun, the heart of a rebel, and the skills of an office manager, bookkeeper, or banker, Equity Trust Inc., a small nonprofit dealing with land reform and community development finance, is looking for you. Compensation includes room and board, transportation, payments for obligations, and a stipend. Contact (860) 376-6174.

• University Presbyterian Church in Seattle is searching for a director of urban mission development. Applicants should desire to glorify God by inspiring UPC members and friends to grow through cross-cultural witness and ministry in relationship with the poor and disenfranchised. Contact Lisa, (206) 524-7301, ext. 145.

• Samaritan Inns’ InnKeeper Internship Year is seeking InnKeepers to serve as resident managers in transitional inns with formerly homeless women and men in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. InnKeepers receive a monthly stipend, room and board, benefits, and Americorps education grants. Contact Tom Copps, (202) 667-8831, ext. 261; volunteer@saminns.org.

• Good Works, a long-term homeless recovery program that ministers to the homeless and vulnerable of Appalachian Ohio, is seeking a Christian couple to live with and mentor interns and formerly homeless residents as house managers. Contact Good Works, (740) 594-3333; goodworks@pobox.com

• The Family Place, a Washington, D.C. mission that provides support to low-income expectant parents and parents with young children, seeks to fill full-time staff positions of activities coordinator and child development associate. Candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish. Send letter and résumé to The Family Place, 3309 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010.

• Columbia Road Health Services, a faith-based family practice clinic serving an uninsured, Latino population in a low-income neighborhood in Washington, D.C., seeks a clinic coordinator. Duties include supervising nine medical assistants and staff nurses, and coordinating laboratory services, prescription drugs, OSHA regulations, and patient care duties. Applicants should have a RN or health-related degree and supervisory experience. Contact Susan Wallin, (202) 328-3717.

• Chicago Theological Seminary seeks a Ph.D. or ABD candidate in Bible for the Center for Community Transformation. Applicant should have strength in Hebrew Bible or New Testament, cross-cultural communication, and orientation toward community-based innovative pedagogy. The three-year, non-tenure track position begins in fall 2001. Contact Dr. Ken Stone, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60637; KStone@chgosem.edu.

Miscellaneous

• On October 1, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Md., will begin a Contemplative Parenting group to meet once a month for eight months. The group will gather to pray and listen to how God is present in parenting. Contact the Shalem Institute, www.shalem.org; (301) 897-7334.

Retreats and Conferences

• "Walking with Survivors of Family Violence: A Call to Accompaniment," an interfaith conference sponsored by the Samaritan Counseling Center, will be held October 27-28 in Lancaster, Pa. Interactive workshops are designed for religious leaders, survivors, and those learning to accompany survivors as they heal. Contact (717) 560-9969.

• United for a Fair Economy offers popular economics education workshops on issues of the growing wealth gap in the new economy. The workshops transform dry economic statistics into memorable learning experiences that connect with people’s lives and lead to action. For information about upcoming Growing Divide workshops: in the Philadelphia area, contact Maureen Tate at (215) 877-5628; upp.phila@juno.com; in the Chicago area, contact Liza Goldman-Huertas at (617) 423-2148, ext. 21; lgoldman-huertas@ufenet.org. UFE also trains and supports a national network of volunteer workshop leaders. To volunteer visit www.ufenet.org.

• Writing from the Soul, a workshop for literary writers of faith or for whom faith and spirituality are central concerns, will be held in Santa Fe, N.M., September 7-12, 2000. Activities will include workshops, readings, and cultural events, including the Santa Fe Fiesta weekend. Contact Jean Schaumberg, (505) 988-5992; fax (505)989-8606; recursos@aol.com.

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

Charles Austin, #206-996, Ohio State Penitentiary, 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505; Suzette Crawford, #B-438-948, F-2 2101U, Dade Correctional Institutions, 19000 377th St. Suite 200, Florida City, FL 33034; Clifford Hutchins, #503248, Potosi Correctional Center, R.R. 2, Box 2222/2B-8, Mineral Point, MO 63660-9802; Wesley Johnson, #324059, Wynne Unit, Huntsville, TX 77349; Donny Keppers, #202143 W.C.F., P.O. Box 679, Whitesville, TN 38075; Reginald S. Lewis, #AY2902, 175 Progress Dr., Waynesburg, PA 15370; Gilbert Perkins, #841455, Michael Unit, P.O. Box 4500, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Kevin Smith, DC#258076, Northeast Ohio Correctional Ctr., 2240 Hubbard Road, Youngstown, OH 44505; Richard Turner, #000046-DHS, 401 Woodruff Road, Joliet, IL 60432; Alicia Vickers, W#54601, B4-1-2 VSP-W, P.O. Box 92, Chowchilla, CA 93610-0092.

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