South Indiana United Methodists and Others In Support of Southern Africans

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Duration: 1981-1990s?
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


South Indiana United Methodists and Others In Support of Southern Africans (SUMOSSA) was organized in 1981 by a group of South Indiana United Methodists that felt that the apartheid system was contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ and they believed that Christians around the world must demonstrate the unity of the church in their rejection of apartheid. SUMOSSA organized direct assistance to people in Southern Africa, monitored U.S. policy and lobbied members of Congress, supported campaigns against bank loans to South Africa and divestment, and educated people in South Indiana about the apartheid system. SUMOSSA initiated a Panty Project, an effort to provide panties to women in Namibian refugee camps in Angola. SUMOSSA's Investment Task Force campaigned for the General Board of Pensions to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. (Source: "SUMOSSA - in the Struggle to Elimate Apartheid" by Patricia Kyle, Christian Social Action magazine, May 1988)

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Title: South Indiana United Methodists and Others in Support of Southern Africans (Patricia Kyle collection)
Time Span: 1984-1988
Description: A small collection of material related to the South Indiana United Methodists and Others in Support of Southern Africans (SUMOSSA). Includes a 1988 article by Patricia Kyle on SUMOSSA that appeared in the magazine Christian Social Action. Archive deposited by Patricia Kyle.
Housed At: Michigan State University Library, Special Collections
Location: 100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States
Phone: 517-353-8700
Related Website: http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/index/