ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
with Colin O'Brien Winter
New York, New York, United States
August 1981
8 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter includes The Mission of the Church and the Policies of Appeasement in South Africa by Bishop Colin Winter of the Namibia Peace Centre in London. (Winter was called to South Africa in 1959 and became dean of St George's Cathedral in Windhoek, Namibia in 1964. He was deported from Namibia in 1972 following his vigorous support for a nationwide strike of African workers.) Winter discusses the April 1981 Anglican Elective Assembly held in Cape Town to choose a successor to Archbishop Bill Burnett. Desmond Tutu was one of two front-runners, but Philip Russell was selected. Winter writes that South Africa is hell-bent on a war strategy against the Front Line States. The 'initiative' of the five Western powers to break the United Nations deadlock on Namibia has collapsed; South Africa remains unwilling to allow free, U.N.-observed elections. The Reagan administration has sent military 'advisers' into Angola and seeks to repeal the Clark amendment in order to give more arms to UNITA. It will review the possibility of arms trading with South Africa. It also is planning to supply enriched uranium to South Africa, which the Carter administration stopped because South Africa refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The Reagan administration also gave credibility to the South African government by inviting Foreign Minister Pik Botha on an 'official' visit to the U.S.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections