Extracts of Statement, Council of Churches in Namibia, Human Rights Day, 10 December 1984

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, about December 1984
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Extracts from a statement in which leaders of the Council of Churches in Namibia expressed concern about the new requirement that all men age 17 to 55 register with military authorities. This is seen as a further step toward civil war, building upon South Africa’s illegal imposition of compulsory military service of all Namibian men in 1980. The statement was signed by: Bishop James H. Kaulurna, President of the Council of Churches (Anglican Church); Preses Hendrik Frederik, alternative Vice-President (Evangelical Lutheran Church); Father David Bruno (Anglican Church); Rev. Bartholomeus Karuaera (African Methodist Episcopal Church); Rev. Peter Lamoela (United Congregational Church of (Southern Africa - Gordonia Region); Bishop Bonifatius Haushiku, Vice-President of the Council of Churches (Roman Catholic Church); Bishop Kleopas Dumeni (Evangelical Lutheran OvamboKavango Church); Rev. Alan Brews (Methodist Church of Southern Africa); Landespropst Wilfried Blank (Deutsche Evangelische Kirche in Namibia); and Dr Abisai Shejavali (General Secretary of the Council of Churches in Namibia). Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa urges Americans to support this statement and press American political figures and church officials to demand Pretoria's withdrawal from Namibia and implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 435 at once.
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