[YOU ARE INVITED TO A NEWS CONFERENCE WITH THE MOST REVEREND EDWARD WALTER SCOTT, PRIMATE OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA, THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 20. 1986…]

by H. Coleman McGehee Jr., H. Irving Mayson, Episcopal Church Diocese of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States
June 18, 1986
Publisher: Episcopal Church Diocese of Michigan
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Language: English
The press release says you are invited to a news conference with The Most Reverend Edward Walter Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, this Friday, June 20, 1986, at 10:00 a.m., in Barth Hall of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Avenue at Warren, Detroit. The press release says Archbishop Scott is a member of the Eminent Persons Group of the British Commonwealth of Nations which over the past three months attempted to organize negotiations between the government of South Africa and the dissident groups hoping for a peaceful resolution of the growing crisis in South Africa. The press release says members of the Eminent Persons Group are Oluṣẹgun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian head of state; Malcolm Fraser, a former Australian Prime Minister; Swaran Singh, who has been both a Foreign Minister and a Defense Minister in India; John Malecela, a former Tanzanian Foreign Minister; Lord Barber, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer under Mrs. Thatcher; Dame Nita Barrow of Barbados, the chairman of the World Council of Churches; and Archbishop Edward Scott of Canada's Anglican Church. The press release says contact persons are Richard W. Smith, Jr.; Hugh C. White, Jr.; and Evelyn Bayer. The press release includes a newspaper clip "Excerpts From Commonwealth Unit Report". The press release discusses President P.W. Botha, Nelson Mandela, sanctions, disinvestment, the Reagan Administration, and the U.S. Congress.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root