The Common Good
November-December 2000

Bringing people together

by Elizabeth Newberry, | November-December 2000

Employment Opportunities

  • Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) seeks U.S.

Employment Opportunities

  • Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) seeks U.S. coordinator responsible for facilitating, coordinating, and promoting El Salvador-based programs. Duties include fund raising, office administration, and networking with CRISPAZ supporters. Requirements include: commitment to peace, justice, nonviolence, and human liberation from a faith-based perspective; experience in nonprofit management; fund-raising experience; willingness to travel; bilingual. Contact crispaz@igc.org; (617) 354-9645; www.crispaz.org.
  • 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. L'Arche is an international federation of Christian communities founded by Jean Vanier. Contact Martin E. O'Malley, 151-A South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604.
  • Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest is seeking an executive director to manage 12 staff members and a technology and nature center. See www.kih.net/aspi for ASPI job description and mission. Contact Director Position, ASPI, 50 Lair St., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456.
  • Texas Civil Rights Project seeks a South Texas Project Legal Director. Duties include supervision of the legal program; litigating, reviewing and referring cases; supervision of South Texas Project staff; fund raising; coordinating public relations; and organizing quarterly board meetings. Qualifications: Licensed attorney with legal experience, ability to speak Spanish helpful. Must be willing to work in less-than-optimum conditions as part of farm worker movement. Compensation $33,000-$35,000/year, plus medical and retirement benefits. Send résumé and letter to Jim Harrington, 2212 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX 78702; tcrp@igc.org; www.igc.org/tcrp.
  • Congregation for Reconciliation, a small UCC church in Dayton, Ohio, seeks a pastor, initially half time. Primary responsibility will be to organize a ministry for young adults of social conscience who are currently unserved by or alienated from the church. Urban ministry and social justice experience desired. Contact Karen Righter Malesko, (937) 276-4077; hfox@juno.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • ARC Retreat Center (Action, Reflection, and Celebration), located 55 miles north of Minneapolis on 90 acres of woodlands, has openings for adult volunteers to join a resident ecumenical community that provides hospitality for guests seeking retreat and renewal. A one-year minimum commitment is required. Contact ARC, 1680 373rd Ave. NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080; (763) 689-3540; arcretreat@hotmail.com.

Conferences

  • St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church of San Francisco will host "Going Up to Jerusalem: New Workshops for the Walk Through Holy Week," January 13-19, 2001. Conference workshops for clergy, worship planners, and musicians will cover all phases of planning Holy Week liturgies. Contact Margaret Lukens, (415) 255-8100, ext. 27; fax (415) 255-8120; margaret@saintgregorys.org.
  • The inaugural Margaret Pittman Symposium will be held at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., on November 11. Participants from around the region will gather to share their knowledge and experience with effective community building and economic development strategies. Participant will examine ways to link faith-based community development strategies with religious leadership to support effective human services, learn how to organize a faith-based community development organization, and leave with an increased understanding of the theological and spiritual basis of faith-based community development as an effective approach to ministry. Registration deadline is November 1. Contact Dr. Harold Recinos, (202) 885-8669; fax (202) 885-8605; mrec@erols.com.

Miscellaneous

  • Sojourn Multifaith Chaplaincy of San Francisco General Hospital needs funds to train and support more volunteer chaplains. Sojourn chaplains minister with patients and their loved ones who need compassionate spiritual support. Contact Rev. Nancy G. Eswein, Executive Director, Sojourn Multifaith Chaplaincy, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave., Room 2F4, San Francisco, CA 94110-3518; (415) 206-8500; sojournSF@aol.com.

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

James Wallace, #BS-1196-cell E-449, 175 Progress Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370; Raymond J. Mitchell, #207-375, P.O. Box 57, Marion, OH 43301-0057; Kenny T. Washington, #736427-G-B-11, C.B.C.C. 1830 Eagle Crest Way, Clallam Bay, WA 98326; Pete A. Martinez, #554262, Rt. 1, Box 150, Tennessee Colony, TX 75884; Frank Sivori, #35659, Unit 32, D Building, Parchman, MS 38738; Jim Wade #H04015, Central Florida Reception, P.O. Box 628050, Orlando, FL 32862-8050; Willie J. Sims, #C04867, CSP-L.A. County, #C4-146, 44750 60th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93536-7620; Phillip E. Golob, #D-08363, A2-201, P.O. Box 40900, Ione, CA 95640-9000; Mike Sopher, #101022, Arizona State Prison-Safford, Graham Unit P.O. Box 2300-548, Safford, AZ 85548-2300; Calvin Laguray, #639578, P.O. Box 4500, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Marcus Thompson, P-71902/32-40U, P.O. Box 8103, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8103.

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