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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.
Christian Reformed Church Called to Repent
The Committee to Give Direction about and for Pastoral Care for Homosexual Members encouraged Christian Reformed churches to repent for failing to minister to gay and lesbian members.
Sexual Promiscuity in Africa Called "Violence"
AIDS in Africa has reached epidemic proportions, and an American clergyman told a gathering in Zimbabwe this winter that he knows one of the main reasons why: male sexual permissiveness.
It's Easy Being Green
Environmentally responsible business practices don't always lead to a decrease in profits.
U.N. Calls for Decade of Peace and Nonviolence
The United Nations General Assembly voted in November to proclaim the first decade of the 21st century "The Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)
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.
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.