ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
Michaelmas 1978 (about October)
14 pages
Contents: NAMIBIA • LAMBETH CONFERENCE • MEMORANDUM TO HIS EXCELLENCY MARTTI AHTISAARI, UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NAMIBIA FROM NAMIBIAN CHURCH LEADERS • JOINT STATEMENT BY NAMIBIAN CHURCH LEADERS • NAMIBIAN CHURCHES CALL FOR PRAYER AND APPEAL TO ALL PARTIES AND COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN THE WESTERN SETTLEMENT PLAN FOR NAMIBIA • SOUTH AFRICA AGAIN ATTACKS NAMIBIAN CHURCHES: EXPELLS THREE LEADERS • FATHER MORROW IN NEW YORK • ORDER UNDER SECTION 1 OF THE UNDESIRABLES REMOVAL PROCLAMATION 1920 (PROCLAMATION 50 OF 1920) • NAMIBIA - 'Where a black person has never had a right' • THE FREEDOM TO BE FREE: THE MASERU DECLARATION • INACCURACY AND DISTORTION IN PRESS REPORTS ON NAMIBIA • The newsletter reports on 20 September, South African Prime Minister Balthazar Johannes Vorster announced Pretoria's rejection of the United Nations plan for bringing independence to the International Territory of Namibia; on 29 September, the United Nations Security Council approved that and established for a 12-month period under its authority a United Nations Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG) to give effect to the plan; the Council called on South Africa to cooperate and set 23 October Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to report back. The newsletter includes a memorandum to Martti Ahtisaari from the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Roman Catholic Church in SWA/Namibia, Anglican Church, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The newsletter includes a joint statement by Bishop R. Koppman, Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Windhoek; Bishop J. Kauluma, Anglican Church in Namibia; Pastor K. Dumeni, Evangelical Lutheran Ovambokavango Church; and Pastor P. Gowaseb, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia. The newsletter reports the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid on 21 September called for an embargo on the supply of petroleum and petroleum products to South Africa. The newsletter includes excerpts of a report by two Scandinavians, Marja-Liisa and Kimmo Kiljunen. The newsletter includes a statement by delegates of the Anglican Church of Namibia meeting in Maseru, Lesotho. The newsletter includes reprints on newspaper articles including "On the side of the wretched" by Colin Winter, "KEY NAMIBIA LEADER FACING OPPOSITION" by John F. Burns, and "'Buried alive' charge" by David Martin. The newsletter discusses the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Walvis Bay, the frontline states, the United Nations Special Representative, UN Commissioner for Namibia Martti Ahtisaari, Marthinus Steyn, Prime Minister Pieter W. Botha, P.W. Botha, Dr. J.L. De Vries, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pastor K. Dumeni, Evangelical Lutheran Ovambokavango Church, Landesprost P.G. Kauffenstein, German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bishop J. Kauluma, the Anglican Church in Namibia, Bishop R. Koppman, the Roman Catholic Church, Pastor E.S. Tjirimua, Rev. B.G. Karuaera, the African Methodist Episcopal, UNITA, SADF (South African Defence Force), South African troops, Omundaungilo, Leslie 0. Harriman, Mishake Muyongo, the World Council of Churches, Rev. Edward Morrow, Laureen Morrow, Heinz Hunke, the Students Representative Councils, the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), Katutura township, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), the Bantu Administration Office, the Security Police, Cornelius Ndjoba, Lucia Hamutenya, Ovamboland, the Namibia National Front, the South African Police (SAP), the Rooikop military base, the United Nations Secretary General, Prime Minister Vorster, Sam Nujoma, Toivo ja Toivo, Robben Island, Security Council resolution 385 of 1976, Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Leonard Auala, Rhodesia, weapons, the International Court of Justice, the five Western powers, and torture of detainees. [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: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root