"Free at last"

The guard threw a Bible into her cell. Scornfully he said: "There is the Bible, ask your God to release you from jail!" Winnie Mandela, Part of My Soul Went with Him (New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1985), p. 103.

In many parts of the world, thousands are in prison today for no reason other than opposition to unjust, oppressive regimes.

Many of these people have only been suspected of being on the "wrong" side. They may never have so much as given a speech, but they've been imprisoned. Often they are beaten and tortured. Frequently their families cannot find them. Aptly they are sometimes called the "disappeared."

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Finding heaven—now
January 19, 1987

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