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Plowshares Activists Sentenced
Several peace demonstrators received prison sentences in early January for hammering on a B-52 bomber...
Fines for Humanitarian Aid
Voices in the Wilderness, an organization that seeks to end sanctions against Iraq, was notified by the federal government in early December that a penalty may be imposed against them and several
Pickles and Football?
Ohio State University head football coach John Cooper put himself in a pickle when he agreed to endorse a company that the Farm Labor Organizing Committee AFL-CIO (FLOC) says engages in unfair la
Church Unites to Shun Hate
Twice in two months, a delegation from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, led by Rev. Fred Phelps, picketed Broadway United Methodist Church in Chicago with signs declaring "Fags die. God laughs."
Landmine Treaty Takes Effect--Without U.S.
The 1997 Mine Ban Treaty will go into effect faster than any other major treaty, according to Jody Williams, ambassador of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova was awarded the Sakharov prize for freedom of thought by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, last December.
Inspectors Turned Away Again
Iraq isn't the only country to turn away bomb inspectors.
NCC and NAACP Leaders Arrested in Court Action
Top officials from the National Council of Churches and the NAACP came to the U.S. Supreme Court in October to testify that the court should hire more minorities as law clerks.
Irish Bishop Ordains Woman
Well, not that kind of Irish bishop.
A Charge Against Gay Union
The Environmental Working Group resigned last October from a presidential advisory panel created to bring together farm and environmental interests on the issue of pesticides.
Environmental Group Bugs Out
United Methodist Bishop Joseph Sprague filed a formal complaint in October against the Rev.
A Growing Tide Against the SOA
More than 2,300 people marched onto the grounds of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia, on November 22, demanding that the "school of assassins" be closed.
Seeds of Hope Planted in Africa
Shortly after World Food Day (October 16, 1998), Congress finally (by unanimous consent) passed the Africa: Seeds of Hope Act.