The Common Good
July-August 2003

Connections

by Elizabeth Palmberg | July-August 2003

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

The Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith and international peace organization, calls for volunteers for its national office in Nyack, N.Y. Contact Yvonne Royster, (845) 358-4601; for@forusa.org.

SIPAZ, an international coalition of groups dedicated to supporting the peace process in Chiapas, seeks Spanish-speaking volunteers to work in Mexico writing, leading workshops, facilitating interreligious reconciliation, or promoting peaceful reconciliation. Positions last a year; small stipend and health insurance are included. Contact (831) 425-1257; volcom@sipaz.org.

United for a Fair Economy trains and supports volunteer educators to lead lively, energizing workshops on economic inequality. Starting with people's own experiences, the workshops build a common-sense understanding of the changing economy. Available topics include the wealth gap, globalization, creative activism, and others. Call (617) 423-0148 or visit http://www.faireconomy.org/econ/index.htm.

World Relief seeks a full-time volunteer advocacy intern. World Relief partners with local churches worldwide to promote healthcare, agricultural assistance, refugee care, and emergency relief and rehabilitation. The intern will represent World Relief at meetings and prepare reports and background materials. Call (443) 451-1900 or visit http://www.wr.org.

Retreats and Conferences

"Making a World of Difference," July 24-27, in Nashville, Tenn., celebrates 25 years of Walk to Emmaus, a spiritual renewal movement. Speakers include Tony Campolo, Bishop Graciela Alvarez, and clergy from South Africa. Visit http://www.itraveltime.com/emmaus.htm or call (877) 741-2782.

"From Age to Age and from Land to Land: The Transmission and Translation of Congregational Song," an international hymn conference, will take place August 3-8 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference will explore and celebrate new and international worship songs. Visit http://www.thehymnsociety.org or call 1-800-THE-HYMN.

"A Biblical Vision for the Future," August 4-10, in Santa Fe, N.M., will ask how the gospel of free-market capitalism compares with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Topics include poverty, militarization, and corporate exploitation of labor and resources. Contact Jane Hanna at Mjhfos@aol.com; fax (505) 986-1917.

"Whiteness, Resistance, and Racism," an anti-racism conference, will take place September 11-14 in Louisville, Ky. The conference is sponsored by Voices of Sophia, a community working for equality in the Presbyterian Church. Contact voicesofsophia@yahoo.com or visit http://www.voicesofsophia.org.

Pax Christi USA's National Assembly, "A World on the Brink: Gated Empire or Global Solidarity," will take place August 1-3 in Queens, N.Y. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem will give the keynote address; seminar topics include globalization, peace-building, and world resources. Contact Pax Christi at (814) 453-4955; info@paxchristiusa.org.

"Are We the Rulers of Creation? A Dialogue on Scientific Progress and Our Christian Faith," September 19-21, Byfield, Mass., will be led by Norman Faramelli, Ph.D., an Episcopal priest and engineer. Call (978) 462-6721 or visit http://www.adelynrood.org.

—Compiled by Elizabeth Palmberg


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

Harold B. King 1015418, Allred Unit, 2101 FM 369 N. Iowa Park, TX 76367; Randall Reynolds 185240, Unit SHU, Delaware Correctional Center, 1181 Paddock Rd., Smyrna, DE 19977; Antonio Peay 254505, Alger Max. Correctional Facility, PO Box 600, Munising, MI 49862; Antwan Stallworth 524534, E-12-15L, Santa Rosa Correctional Institute, 5850 E. Milton Road, Milton, FL 32583; Douglas Duncan EF-219739, E-I–46, Georgia State Prison, 100 Highway 147, Reidsville, GA 30499; Robert Lemon, Jr. 590689, PO Box 4500, Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886; Vincent Moody 596735, 899 F.M. 632, Kenedy, TX 78119; Rodney D. Meador 471975, PO Box 16, Eastham Unit, Lovelady, TX 75851; Arnold LaFever 295321-5B33T, Cold Springs, 192 Spitler Circle, Greenville, VA 24440; Philip Curcio AS0634, 1000 Follies Road, Dallas, PA 18612-0286. Update: George Stannard's new address is E14836, Lake Correctional Institute, E4105, 19225 Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711. Kelyemon McGinnis' new address is 79305-9, 899 FM 632, Kenedy, TX 78119.

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