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Sojourners Magazine: October 1985

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Cover Story

A look at private U.S. aid in the Contra territory.


The healing power of prayer.
The hope and despair of Jeremiah.


In the fall of 1983, Sojourners helped to launch the Witness for Peace, a venture of faith and prayerful nonviolent action, in response to the U.S.-sponsored war against Nicaragua.
On August 27, the day before he was scheduled to lead a march on Pollsmoor prison, where black political leader Nelson Mandela is serving a life sentence, Rev. Allan Boesak was arrested by South African police under a law that allows for indefinite imprisonment without charges or trial.
Some pictures speak a thousand words; others speak a thousand years. Such was the image of U.S.


We strongly disagree with the treatment of homosexuality in Foster's article "God's Gift of Sexuality."