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June 04, 2005

Rick Warren: All Is Forgiven

I mentioned yesterday that I was frustrated with Rick Warren. Well, today I'm happy to say that all is forgiven! I still hope he addresses the issue of pastors who plagiarize, but I'm so encouraged today to have received a mass e-mail sent by Warren asking Christian leaders to join him—and other big-names like Billy Graham and John Stott—in endorsing a letter being sent to President Bush on the eve of the G8 Summit (July 6) urging him "to lead an historic deal with other nations to help Africa and the poorest nations overcome global AIDS and extreme poverty." (This is part of the ONE campaign led by U2's Bono, which I fully support.) I replied to Rick@Peace.gs to add my name (and "title") to the letter to President Bush, and I encourage all of you to do the same.

Read the full letter to President Bush:

June 1, 2005

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Bush,

Because:

· ONE billion people around the world live on less than ONE dollar a day;
· The US government spends less than ONE percent of its budget on fighting global AIDS and poverty;
· Americans are uniting as ONE across political and religious divides to support action to overcome the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.

At the G8 leaders meeting on July 6th we urge you to:

· Help the poorest people of the world fight poverty, disease, and hunger at a cost equal to just ONE percent more of the US budget on a clear timetable;
· Cancel 100% of the debts owed by the poorest countries;
· Reform trade rules so poor countries can earn sustainable incomes.

We urge you to lead an historic deal with other nations to help Africa and the poorest nations overcome global AIDS and extreme poverty. Together as ONE, we can Make Poverty History this July.

Sincerely, U.S. Faith Leaders

Posted by Steve K. at June 4, 2005 08:55 AM

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