A Brief History of Protestant Missions in Angola

by Gulf Boycott Coalition
Dayton, Ohio, United States
4 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Angola
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
Pent-up African grievances against Portuguese colonial practices of conscript labor, political repression, and racial discrimination led to the Angolan revolt in 1961.More recently, perhaps justly accused of having stirred up nationalist sentiment in the region, the five Protestant missionary societies were forced by Portugal to withdraw all missionary personnel and close eight of ten mission stations. There has been other harassment of missionaries by the colonial government since then. Christians in the United States should persuade the U.S. government to support an end to foreign domination in Africa. Contents: Early History • The Angola Revolt-1961 • Recent Developments
Used by permission of the Congregation for Reconciliation.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight