Southern Africa

(Volume 5, Number 4)
by Southern Africa Network-ELCA
with Joan Gerig (editor), Carol Thompson (layout), Constance Brathwaite, Michael Lapsley, Sarah Wieland, Pastor Martha McCracken, Africa Policy Information Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States
July-August 1995
12 pages
Contents: Reconciliation in Southern Africa • YOUR KINGDOM COME... • COMPANION SYNOD REPORTS • Caribbean Synod-Eastern Diocese ELCSA • Companion Synods of the ELCA and Churches in Southern Africa • Northeastern Iowa Synod-Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia • ADVOCACY • Africa Development Aid in Jeopardy • So. Central Wisconsin ELCA Responds to Aid Cuts • SOUTHERN AFRICA NEWS BRIEFS • Namibian Pension Funds Invested In Namibia • AIDS Epidemic in Zimbabwe • Private Destabilization Force • RDP in South Africa • Angolans Return Home • KwaZulu-Natal Struggle Continues • SOUTHERN AFRICA CHURCH NEWS • Zimbabwe Churches Play Role in Elections • Aid to Angola • Botswana Churches Address the Plight of Street Children • New Constitutions Prompts Christian Protest • South African Church Leaders Welcome Truth Commission • CALENDAR OF ACTION AND REFLECTION • Call to Worship • On the Way: From Kairos to Jubilee • November 15-29, 1995 Post-Apartheid South Africa: The New Role of the Church • NETWORK NOTES • RESOURCES AVAILABLE • The newsletter includes excerpts of a informal conversation by Constance Brathwaite, a representative of the Lutheran World Federation, World Service Angola, spent two days in Chicago in June. The newsletter includes excerpts of a speech by Father Michael Lapsley is an Anglican priest who has been living in southern Africa for over twenty years. The newsletter includes a background paper ANGOLA: COUNTRY PROFILE by the African Policy Information Center. The newsletter discusses the Trauma Center for Victims of Violence and Torture in South Africa, the Eastern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (ELCSA), Bishop Gregory Villalon, Bishop Richard Schiele, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bishop and Mrs. Steven Ullestad, the 1995 Landmine Use Moratorium Act, President Clinton, the African Development Fund (ADF), the Development Fund for Africa (DFA), USAID, Members of Congress, Ruth Jorenby, Namibian Pastor Aino Kapewangolo, the Holland Committee on Southern Africa, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita), Jonas Savimbi, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Cuban troops, National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), Agostinho Neto, Health Minister Timothy Stamps, the World Health Organization (WHO), Executive Outcomes, mercenaries, the Reconstruction and Development Program (RDP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nelson Mandela, Gatsha Buthelezi, the IFP (Inkatha Freedom Party), the ANC (African National Congress), the Electoral Supervisory Commission, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Desmond Tutu, Tore Samuelsson, the Botswana Christian Council (BCC), Cyril Ramaphosa, the Methodist Church of South Africa, Stanley Mogoba, Wesley Mabuza, the Institute for Contextual Theology in South Africa, The Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, the Bethel Lutheran Church in Chicago, the Windhoek Circuit Youth Choir, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, Pastor David Nelson, Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Zaire, Jim and Marianne Parker, the Southern Africa Committee of the South Central Synod of Wisconsin, and the Commission for Truth and Reconciliation.
Used by permission of former members of the Southern Africa Network-ELCA.
Collection: Solveig Kjeseth Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections