Resources for study and action.
By Kristine Jensen
Debt Relief is Hunger Relief
Bread for the World, a grassroots group working to end world hunger, is kicking off its annual Offering of Letters. Each year thousands of people, churches, and community groups write letters to members of Congress on key hunger-fighting legislation. The goal of this year’s campaign, Proclaim Jubilee: Break the Chains of Debt, is to get Congress to help relieve the debt burden of the poorest countries in a way that will channel the benefits to poor people in those countries. To get a free "Churches Respond to Hunger" packet or to order the 1999 Offering of Letters kit, which includes a six-minute video, contact Bread for the World, 1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910-9767; www. bread.org.
What Are You Doing This Summer?
The National Field Program of Amnesty International (AIUSA) is offering three educational opportunities for activists who want to become human rights leaders. The Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarships are for young activists for applied human rights fieldwork. The Human Rights Summer Institute, hosted by AIUSA and American University in Washington, D.C., is for students pursuing careers in human rights or activists who want to deepen their knowledge of the movement. The Human Rights Action Seminar: Abolition Now! is a human rights organizing seminar set for August 13-21. It is designed as a boot camp for death-penalty abolition activists. For information write NFP, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003; (202) 544-0200; firstname.lastname@example.org.