The Common Good

Part Time Opposition to Genocide

The newest issue of Sojourners, hitting mailboxes and newsstands soon, has a photo of Andrew Natsios, President Bush's special envoy for Sudan at press time. Natsios stepped down in late December (because, many allege, he was frustrated by the federal government's failure to unify behind a policy to stop the genocide in Darfur), and was replaced by former U.N. ambassador Rich Williamson, by all accounts a good choice.

What hasn't changed, and what boggles the mind, is that the job is still only part time.

Elizabeth Palmberg is an assistant editor of Sojourners.

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