The newsletter includes an article on the continuing talks among the U.S., South Africa, Angola and Cuba on ending the Angolan civil war and discusses UNITA. The newsletter includes a message sent by the Council of Churches in Namibia to the governments of South Africa, the U.S., Angola, Cuba, Great Britain, Canada, France, West Germany, the Soviet Union, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands. It includes a statement on local authority elections signed by church leaders, including The Most Rev. D. M. B. Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town, Church of the Province of Southern Africa; The Rev. B. M. Mogoba, General Secretary, Methodist Church of Southern Africa; The Rev. Dr. K. Mgojo, President, Methodist Church of Southern Africa; Dr. A. Boesak, Moderator, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sending Kerk, S. Buti, Moderator, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Africa; The Rev. P.M. Botipe, Presbyterian Church in Africa; The Rev. K.T. Mamle, Minister, Presbyterian Church in Africa; The Rev. C. Leeuw, General Treasurer, Reformed Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa; The Rt. Rev. E. F.C. Mashava, Moderator Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa; The Rev. B.C.P. Lottering, Vice-President, Moravian Church; The Rev. S.S. Masopha, Moderator, Paris Evangelical Church in Southern Africa; The Rt. Rev. D.A. Dire, Bishop of Johannesburg, African Catholic Church; The Rev. P. Makhubu, President, Baptist Church of Southern Africa; The Rt. Rev. W. Xulu, Bishop, Evangelical Methodist Church of Southern Africa; The Rev. T.V. Khumalo, Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal (Africa); Mrs. D.J. Mtshazo, Society of Friends; The Rev. L. Crotz, Chairman, Volkskerk can Afrika; The Most Revd. G.F. Daniel, Bishop of Pretoria, South African Catholic Bishops Conference; The Rt. Rev. M. Buthelezi, President, South African Council of Churches; Mrs. V. Gcashe, Senior Vice-President, South African Council of Churches; Dr. C.F. B. Naude, Honorary Vice-President, South African Council of Churches; The Rev. Frank Chikane, General Secretary, South African Council of Churches, Ms. B. Bam, Deputy General Secretary, South African Council of Churches; and The Rev. Dr. J. F. Bill, General Administrative Secretary, South African Council of Churches. The newsletter includes several newspaper articles: "Counteroffensive in Angola throws back South African forces almost to Namibia"; "Angolan peace talk yield new initiative as Zaire brought into focus"; "Church conference defies regulations" by Thandeka Gqubule; "Church obliged to dissent - Chikane"; and "Churchmen defy law on poll boycott" by Patrick Lawrence. Contents: THE DEADLY TRAP • PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN NAMIBIA • ANGLICAN YOUTH BEATEN BY KOEVOET
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Collection: Leon Spencer Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections