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A Thought for the Week. . .

If the world was a "nation" of 1,000 persons, there would be:

609 Asians, 126 Europeans, 125 Africans, 85 Latino-Americans, 50 North Americans, 3 Australians and 2 persons from Oceania.

There would be: 335 Christians, 177 Muslims, 160 persons professing no religion, 134 Hindus, 57 Buddhists, 44 professed atheists, 31 practitioners of Confucianism and Taoism, 3 persons of Jewish faith, 3 practitioners of Sikhism and 57 other religions with fewer than three persons in each.

In the nation, you find the following number of persons speaking in their native language: 152 Mandarin Chinese, 61 Hindi, 60 Spanish, 59 English, 35 Bengalese, 34 Arabic, 32 Russian, 31 Portuguese, 23 Japanese, 18 Germans, 13 French and 482 speaking the remaining languages.

Of all these persons: 60 would control half of all income, 200 would be hungry, 270 would be illiterate and 600 would live in barrios of extreme poverty.

Thanks to "La Cosecha," the newsletter of the Hispanic Community of the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee. The sources are the World Almanac and World Book Encyclopedia, 1994, posted in the CINJUST email discussion forum.

A Lament Concerning the Foreign Policy of the United States of America August 20, 1998

+ CINJUST is a cyberspace discussion group devoted to Catholic justice and peace issues, moderated by Robert Waldrop, Justpeace web servant. To subscribe, click on the link and follow the instructions. Offered through the facilities of the Catholic Information Network. A message archive is available at the CIN site. Catholic Information Network

+ August Internet Express, from Community Peacemakers of Oakland, California, US of A

+ UN Third World Youth Forum is targeted by the pro-abortion front, two reports from the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

+ Zenit Report of August 9th situation in the Sudan, China, Vietnam, the World Youth Forum.

+ Zenit Report of August 16th Israel challenges appointment of Bishop, Auschwitz, Savonarola.

+ A Week of Novenas for Justice and Peace

June 20 - August 21, 1998

+ Send Email to the Editor Robert Waldrop, Justpeace webservant. I would enjoy publishing your "Letter to the Editor" with future Justpeace Front Page issues. Contact information for Justpeace

+ Send email to James P. Wolfensohn, chairman of the World Bank. Share your concern for his immortal soul due to his bank's cruel, and wicked persecution of the poor. Read Robert Waldrop's Letter. . . Pray for the conversion of James P. Wolfensohn

Previous Justpeace Front Pages

Edition of August 5 - 18, Vol. 1, No. 20, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, Kansas City Catholic Worker Fast, Friday Fax from CAFRI.

Injustice great new links about an important subject in Catholic social justice, Vol. 1, No. 19, July 29 - August 4, 1998

Solidarity publication in Britain, Archbishop Chaput's new letter, international court news Vol. 1, No. 18, July 22 - 28, 1998.

Congress, Palestine, and Solidarity Vol. 1, No. 17, July 15-21, 1998

Papal statement on human rights, politics & poverty in Latin America, Y2k & Civil Society Volume 1, No. 16, July 8-14, 1998.

Grameen Bank, East Timor, Iraq Update Volume 1 No. 15, July 1-7, 1998.

AIDS in Africa, Palestine, a Week of Novenas for Justice and Peace, Volume I No. 14, June 24-30, 1998

Just Cinema, New International Court, and China Abortion Policy, Volume I. No. XIII, June 17-23, 1998.

116 Just Actions and the effect of the New Jersey Welfare Cap, Volume I, No. XII, June 10-16, 1998.

Land Reform, African Trade, Welfare Watch Volume I, No. XI, June 3-9, 1998. Vatican documents, congressional acts, and a broad look at some aspects of what's happening with welfare.

Works of Justice and Peace, Vol. 1, No. X, May 27-June 2, 1998. A presentation by Justpeace webservant Robert Waldrop.

Distributism an economic philosophy of the early 20th century that was heavily influenced by Catholic social doctrine, links to G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc sources, a strong influence on the cooperative movement. Vol. 1, No. IX, May 19 - 26, 1998.

International Debt Crisis, the Pope has called for consideration of forgiveness of the debts of very poor countries in observance of the Christian Jubilee in the year 2000. Vol. 1, No. VIII, May 12-18, 1998)

Co-operative Enterprise free market alternatives to hard-core corporate capitalism. (Vol. 1. No. VII, May 4-11)

Microenterprise, "entry-level" free enterprise, discusses how poor people can help themselves by starting their own very small businesses. (VI)

Memorial to the victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing commemorates the third anniversary of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. (V)

Holy Week Home Page access to meditations and scripture for Holy Week (IV)

Lenten Meditations Page daily justice and peace meditations for Lent, based on the lectionary readings. Lent Entrance Page (III)

Just War and the Iraqi Escalation page of information and prayers relating to the on-going escalation of the situation in Iraq. Includes novena to Our Lady of Sorrows and Angelus in Time of War. (II)

Roe v. Wade Anniversary with a prayer to Mary for Life by Pope John Paul II. (I)

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