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In an article in Time Magazine on global poverty, specifically on the efforts of rock star Bono of the group U2, March 4, 2002:


The model for a new approach is Jubilee 2000, which campaigned with great success to reduce developing world debt. Jubilee 2000 was based in Europe, not the U.S., and its foot soldiers were not liberal activists but churchgoers. I remember covering a huge demonstration at the G-8 summit in Cologne, Germany, that was led not by black-clad anarchists but by nuns singing hymns. Bono’s support for the campaign was critical; he gave a patina of glamour to a people who would otherwise have been dismissed as nice but deeply unfashionable…

…issues of global health care, education and poverty are being discussed – at church coffees and student discussion groups – with a new urgency… the battle for development is going to be won at the backyard barbeque, not at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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