Counselor Job Opening at Fellowship House


There is currently an opening for a Masters Level counselor at Fellowship House, a recovery-oriented, residential based program for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Interested candidates should email their resume to Beth Bachelor (bethbachelor@yahoo.com) by August 27th.

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OUR VIEW: There’s a problem when special-interest groups are willing to spend so much on Supreme Court races in Alabama


From the Birmingham News: Full article here.

There’s a related question that’s just as obvious, but much more troubling: Is our state Supreme Court stocked with the best justices money can buy? Maybe that sounds unfair, but if perception is reality, it’s hard not to wonder why deep-pocketed, special-interest groups in Alabama are so willing to spend so much money on justices — or is it justice?

News that Alabama’s Supreme Court elections easily were the nation’s most expensive over the past decade raises an obvious question: Why? How can high court elections in the 23rd most populous state, with 4.7 million people, cost so much more than those in the next closest states, Ohio, with 11.5 million people, and Pennsylvania, with 12.6 million?

Execution Vigils in Alabama Today


From Project Hope Against the Death Penalty:

Friends,

The Governor denied Michael Jeffrey Land’s clemency request late yesterday and so the execution will go forward today at 6 p.m. at Holman State Prison. Below are the vigils around the state. Please support them and remember that it is not too late to call or fax the Governor and that it is never too late to protest all killing. Phone: 334 242 7100, fax: 334 353 0004.

Thank you for all you do.

Esther

ALABAMA VIGILS ON DAY OF EXECUTION:

MOBILE:

Prayer Vigil in front of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Dauphin at Claiborne St. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

MONTGOMERY:

On the steps of the State Capitol at 5:30 p.m. Prayer Service and candle light vigil. Contact: 334 328 9122

BIRMINGHAM:

Political Protest corner of Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd and 8th Ave N across from the Jefferson County Court Building, on the corner of the east end of the Birmingham Museum of Art. 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., sponsored by JAM. All invited! Plenty of signs available!

Prayer Vigil in Kelly Ingram Park, opposite the King Statue at 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Birmingham Friends Meeting hangs a black flag from an upstairs window facing the street on all execution dates in this country stating: TODAY WE MOURN THE DEATH OF A FELLOW HUMAN BEING

HOLMAN PRISON:

The men show their respect and solidarity by refraining from sports and wearing their dress whites for yard where they observe moments of silence and prayer on Wednesday and Thursday.

FRANCE:

ACAT- France, Action of Christians for the Abolition of Torture and the Death Penalty, will be joining us in prayer.

Fall Advocacy Internship with AWRN


Want to make a difference in the lives of women in prison in Alabama?  Want to have an internship that doesn’t involve just answering phones and filing papers?

AWRN is currently accepting applications for its Fall Advocacy Internship.  Details can be found at idealist.org.

Step Up & Support Friends!


Share your story with SAMSHA!

Recovery from mental health problems happens in a society of acceptance. Friends can make all the difference by just being there and offering support, friendship, strength and acceptance.

You have always been there for your friend – here is your chance to tell your story. We’re looking for meaningful stories about friends helping another through recovery from mental health problems or during a particularly hard time in their lives.

SUBMIT ENTRY Entries must be received by August 31, 2010
Winners will be announced September 15, 2010

The story can either be derived from real life or can be fictional. Please be discreet about the true identity of the friend with mental health problems unless he/she agrees to participate.

The winning video will be showcased at the Voice Awards in Los Angeles on October 13, 2010, and you and a companion will win a paid trip for two to attend the event. Two runner-up winners will each receive a new Flip MinoHD™ camera.

Not an aspiring filmmaker? We love to read prose too. Send us your story as a short essay, in less than 250 words. Two essay winners will be selected, and each will receive a new Flip MinoHD™ camera.

http://www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov/contest/

Lawyers in three states asked Alabama courts Friday to order DNA tests in dozens of capital convictions in which inmates with sentences of death or serving life without parole are seeking exoneration.


Read the full article here.

Lawyers in three states asked Alabama courts Friday to order DNA tests in dozens of capital convictions in which inmates with sentences of death or serving life without parole are seeking exoneration.

The flurry of filings beat a Sunday deadline set by a 2009 state law allowing limited post-conviction DNA testing on evidence.