NAMIBIA – THE AI-GAMS DECLARATION

NAMIBIA - The Employment of Religion
by Episcopal Churchpeople For A Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 30, 1986
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba
Language: English
The mailing includes a declaration by representatives of churches, political parties and groups, women's organizations, and the student movement, at a meeting under the auspices of the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) on April 29-30, 1986. The resolution rejects South Africa's continuing delaying tactics and its persistent refusal to have United Nations Security Council resolution 435 of 1978 implemented and its linking of Namibian independence to extraneous issues such as the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola. The statement also rejects the succession of puppet governments installed by Pretoria, including, most recently, the increasingly repressive, so-called Transitional Government, as well as the illegal presence of the South African army in Namibia. Signers of the declaration are: Evangelical Lutheran Church, Anglican Diocese of Namibia, Methodist Church, South West Africa People’s Organization, Damara Council, Namibia Christian Democratic Party, Nudo Progressive Party, Namibia Women's Voice, Roman Catholic Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Council of Churches in Namibia, South West Africa National Union, Mbanderu Council, Namibia Independence Party, Namibia National Students Organization, and Young Women's Christian Association. • NAMIBIA - The Employment of Religion • Pursuing 'Peace' by Propaganda?
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