ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
July 1984
10 pages
Contents: Namibia • The Regional Power • Concurrent Resolution – H. Con. Res. 298 • The Knitting Together • The Release of a Patriot • Anti-Apartheid Zone • British Medical Association Withdraws from World Medical Body • Murder, Incorporated • Namibia – The Dumping Ground • A Peace in Southern Africa: The Lancaster House Conference on Rhodesia • Interfaith Colloquium on Apartheid • The newsletter covers South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha's tour of Western Europe in June. Large demonstrations occurred in Bonn and London. Just before the trip, the Council of Churches in Namibia sent an open letter to Christian Churches in Europe and North America. The newsletter discusses the May 1984 conference about Namibia held in Lusaka, Zambia, which it says broke down over the presence of Cuban troops in Angola. The newsletter reports on a meeting of SWAPO leaders from inside Namibia and living in exile, including President Sam Nujoma, Vice-President Hendrik Witbooi, and Andimba Toivo ja Toivo, freed after 18 years in South African prisons. The newsletter includes a review of the book A Peace in Southern Africa: The Lancaster House Conference on Zimbabwe by Jeffrey Davidow. The newsletter reports the Greater London Council has declared Greater London an 'Anti-Apartheid Zone.' An article reports that Jeanette Schoon, a South African exile who supported the African National Congress, and her daughter were killed by a parcel bomb. The newsletter reports on the United Democratic Front's campaign to collect one million signatures on a Declaration opposing apartheid and the newly imposed constitution approved by the whites-only electorate. The text of the Declaration is provided. In March, representatives from the major world religions held a colloquium in London to draw up a common stand against apartheid. It was organized by the Most Rev. Trevor Huddleston in cooperation with the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid. [Note: Toivo's name is often spelled Toivo ya Toivo.]
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