Debt Relief at the Millennium

This could be the start of something big

On October 2, I was seated at a table in the Cabinet Room in the West Wing of the White House. Across the table sat President Bill Clinton; at the table’s end was Pat Robertson of the Christian Coalition. Congressman John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Bono, lead singer of the rock group U2, were seated near the president. Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Rabbi David Saperstein, and other religious, congressional, and administration leaders filled...

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David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World, an interdenominational Christian citizens' movement against hunger. A Lutheran pastor, he was formerly a World Bank economist.

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