Namibia Newsletter

by Namibia Concerns Committee
with Solveig Kjeseth, Lutheran World Ministries
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
December 1982
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba, United Nations
Language: English
The newsletter reports the Namibia Concerns Committee will host an ALC Namibia Conference next March; focus of the Conference will be twofold: To share information on the situation in Namibia, and to train persons for effective advocacy on behalf of their sisters and brothers in Namibia; among the people who have agreed to serve as resource persons or "trainers" are: Ed May, from Lutheran World Ministries; Bill Johnston, of Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa; John Evenson, Namibian advocacy person for the LCA; Kim Zalent, coordinator of the Lutheran Coalition for South Africa; Jerry Herman, American Friends Service Committee; Charles Ruehle of Lutheran Human Relations Association; Mark Thomsen, head of the World Mission Department of the American Lutheran Church; and Charles Lutz, who heads the Office of Church and Society for the American Lutheran Church. The newsletter says Solveig Kjeseth was one of the participants in a United Nations sponsored seminar on The Role of Transnational Corporations in Namibia held November 29 to December 2, in Washington, D.C. The newsletter discusses the Evangelical Lutheran Ovambokavango Church, the Kavango region, Proclamation A.G. 9, police, Asser Lihongo, Herson Nghulundilua, Jona Hamukwaya, Kadumu Katanga, Amnesty International, Administrator-General for the Territory of South West Africa Danie Hough, Prime Minister P.W. Botha, Head of Security Police Brigadier Johan Van Der Merwe, Ambassador Brand Fourie, Bishop Kleopas Dumeni, the American Committee on Africa, the U.N. Council on Namibia; Lutheran World Ministries (LWM), Cuban troops in Angola, United Nations Resolution #435, the South West Africa People s Organization (SWAPO), Julie Dennison, Susan Burchfield, Paulinum Seminary, former U.S. Senator Dick Clark, Zedekia Mujoro, Engelhard !Noabeb, apartheid, Pastors Zedekia and Emma Mujoro, Christiane !Noabes, and Wartburg Seminary. Contents: Jailed Namibian Pastors Released: Two Detainees Die In Custody • ALC Sponsored Namibia Conference at Wartburg March 4 - 6, 1983 • United Nations Conference Highlights Importance of Continued Namibian Advocacy • Report of the Namibia Fund • A Statement On The Situation In Namibia • Senator Clark Visits Wartburg • Please send me more information about the March Namibia Conference • Wartburg's Namibian Families
Used by permission of former members of National Namibia Concerns.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root