by Namibia Peace Center
Santa Monica, California, United States
Undated, April 1977
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter describes the Namibia Peace Center as a group working toward a just and peaceful end to the illegal South African occupation of Namibia. Their motto comes from Colin Winter, Bishop-in-Exile of Damaraland, whose visit awakened us to our unity, through faith, with brothers and sisters suffering in Namibia and of our obligation to share in their struggle for freedom and dignity. The newsletter discusses two books - Namibia, by Bishop Winter, and Southwest Africa, a good background history of the entire region by Ruth First. The newsletter says the group’s long-range goal is freedom for the people of Namibia, black and white, to worship without harassment, to determine their mode of government, and to participate in all decisions about the economic and social development of the country. People are urged to writing to Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and President Jimmy Carter expressing support for United Nations sanctions of Namibia and South Africa and disapproval of the Constitutional talks where the Namibian people are represented by henchmen chosen by the South African regime. The newsletter reports that on April 14 Fr. Steve spoke with Bishop Winter; the Bishop reported that Holy Spirit Mission in Oshandi (Ovamboland) had been recently destroyed by South African troops. The newsletter discusses martial law, the South African military, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Fr. Steve, Kay Coulson, and the Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa (ECSA). • One Life, One Struggle, One Victory • 1. Prayer • 2. Education and information development • 3. Political Action • 4. Financial • 5. Skills pool • OUR OWN NAMIBIAS • UPDATE • CONTACTS • LATE NEWS!
Collection: Kenneth K. Martin Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections