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Sojourners Magazine: July 1988

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The Battle for Control of the Southern Baptist Convention continues.


Last summer the sight of millions of Koreans fighting in the streets for democracy riveted the world. This summer the eyes of the world will be focused again on South Korea.
As this is written, U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese is still hunkered down in his bunker on Constitution Avenue, desperately defending his position as the nation's top law enforcement official against mounting charges of corruption.
As I write this in early May, the world (at least the parts of it that are interested in such things) is celebrating the victory of the filly in the Kentucky Derby.
During June 14-16, an expected 40,000 Southern Baptists will gather in San Antonio, Texas, for their annual conference. It promises to be a real showdown.
Sojourners staff intern Michele Deramo recently sent an origami peace crane to a prisoner in Texas with whom she corresponds.
"We keep on winning!" The crowd thundered its approval and Jesse smiled. It was May 3, primary election night in the District of Columbia, and Jesse Jackson had just won 80 percent of the vote.

Culture Watch

After the great revival of conscience-laden rock events in 1985, it might seem today that the search for good times and the common good must again be carried out at the margins.