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And the Logos is God. It is this Logos that in the beginning was face to face with God. It is through the Logos that all existing things have come to exist. Without him not a single thing could have come into being. In him was also life. Life is light in human beings. The light shines in the midst of darkness, and the darkness has not comprehended or overcome the light. " It is noted here that the act of creation is a corporate act of the Trinity. Nothing came into being without Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Each year, forests covering half the size of California are destroyed. About 800 million people in our world live in absolute poverty. Why such statistics? These are numbers that illustrate human suffering and the groaning of the earth. They show a global system out of balance because of human decisions. " The tragic fact is that this hunger, poverty, and exploitation of the earth's resources is unnecessary. The earth is the Lord's. The creation is good. It is able to support the marvelous assortment of living things, including all people, in a society that is just, sustainable, and participatory.

Ways to Resolve the North American Farm Crisis 224 37. Pentagon Tax Increases Agricultural Crisis 227 38. S. Food and Agricultural Policy 231 39. Issues of the North American Farm Crisis 233 Discussion Questions and Resources 236 Agriculture and the Third World 239 40. North American Agriculture and World Hunger 241 Discussion Questions and Resources 248 EpilogueSigns of Hope 251 For Further Study 259 The Authors 263 Page 10 FOREWORD "I dream that the Christian church, with its many dedicated members, will take up the challenge and become an instrument of change.

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