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Sojourners Magazine: May-June 2000

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Cover Story

The Jubilee 2000/USA campaign
Church leaders came together to declare widespread poverty 'morally unacceptable.' And they promised to do something about it.
Jubilee 2000 has surprised people with its phenomenal success: a look at how and why it caught fire⁠—and what's around the bend.

Feature

What can churches do about funeral industry rip-offs?
Steps to getting the funeral you want and can afford
Pocket Canons are the most radical approach to the Bible since Gutenberg. Or at least Ginsberg.
The power of ministering to the bereaved
Adapted from the Free Time/Free People Campaign statement
Together Palestinian and Israeli activists fight 'functional apartheid' in the West Bank.

Commentary

You can't be laid off for bad genes. Can you?
Benetton's ads open eyes. Can they say lives?
China is the current battleground—as Seattle was last fal—over the rules of global trade.
Missile defense: the wrong path to security
The battle over who owns the Net rages on.
Family farms—and farmers—are looking different these days.

Columns

Wherever self-censorship rules, a real debate is not taking place.
The Covenant to Overcome Poverty is as simple as it is potentially life-changing.
The terror of driving lessons
Youthful idealism can grow into life-long commitment to justice.

Culture Watch

Sorting out justice in South Africa
A prophetic voice in the Christian pop wilderness
Breaking our deadly addiction to advertising
Vassar Miller is the Emily Dickinson of the 20th century. Who knew?
Ambivalence as a religious virtue?
Native struggles for environmental justice
E-commerce guerrillas are the direct descendants of Abbie Hoffman.
Scripted hope in "The West Wing"

Departments

Coming together to say no to poverty.
Letter to the Editors
Letter to the Editors
A new report shows that the current economic boom is not finding its way to the collection plate.
Letter to the Editors
While the U.S.-backed sanctions against Iraq continue to devastate that country, a growing clamor of voices is rising up in opposition
The U.S. prison population passed the two million mark in February, provoking vigils and protests in more than 40 U.S. cities.
Letter to the Editors
Bringing people together.
Resources for Study and Action
Letter to the Editors
Defying the assumption that Serbs and ethnic Albanians are incapable of peaceful coexistence, leaders of the religious communities of Kosovo issued a common statement for reconciliation.
For around $2,500 you too can be a DJ in the micro-radio revolution.
Letter to the Editors
Two Guatemalan military officers have been arrested and charged with the April 1998 murder of Catholic bishop and human rights advocate Juan Jose Gerardi.
Honorable work and restful renewal are both aspects of responsibility.