The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Atonement and debt

Jubilee 2000 forces us to look at causes

Christians convened yet another conference on forgiving the debts of poor nations (Jubilee 2000 supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., April 9). Still, serious questions remain that — to my knowledge — haven't been discussed publicly.

Were these nations capable of self-sustenance when they became "free"? Did they elect governments conducive to socioeconomic growth? I don't think so.

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