Archbishop Trevor Huddleston

Archbishop Trevor Huddleston

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by Religious News Service Photo
United Kingdom
1970
Trevor Huddleston, an Anglican priest, went to South Africa in 1943 and was stationed in Sophiatown where he served for 13 years and fought against apartheid laws. His order asked him to return to England in 1956. In 1960 he became Bishop of Masasi in Tanzania. In 1968 he returned to England and became Bishop of Stepney for ten years. In 1978 he was appointed Bishop of Mauritius and then Archbishop of the Province of the Indian Ocean based in Mauritius. Back in England in 1981 he became President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (IDAF). Huddleston's 1956 book Naught for your comfort was widely read in the U.S. and Europe and motivated people to oppose apartheid. Huddleston died in 1998. A biography Trevor Huddleston: A Life by Robin Denniston was published in 1999.
Collection: Southern Africa Committee photo archive