by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
about March 1970
The newsletter reports on formation of the ad hoc committee to examine the Episcopal Church's investments in companies operating in and doing business with Southern Africa. It reports that the Right Rev. Colin O'Brien Winter, Bishop of Damaraland (in South West Africa), is touring the U.S. A subsidiary of Gulf Oil Corporation has been granted rich concessions in off-shore Cabinda; it is estimated that, during 1970, Cabinda Gulf Oil will raise its production to 150,000 barrels per day, providing $15,000 per day in royalties to Portugal. The newsletter reports on the planned visit to the U.S. by Amilcar Cabral, leader of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands (PAIGC), which has wrested two-thirds of Guinea-Bissau from Portugal’s control. Seventy churchmen and other South Africans issued a Christian Election Manifesto. The Twelve Statements, to the whites-only voters in the April 22 general elections. The newsletter reports on the first official tour of Africa by an American Secretary of State. Secretary William Rogers visited 10 countries. He was pressed on Southern Africa especially by the Organization of African Unity and President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia. Contents: Feasibility – Right On! • Voices from the Wilderness • Oil for the Engines of War • "We are creating our own solution in our own condition" • Twelve Statements • Africa and the USA • The Great Powers & Africa by Waldemar A. Nielsen • On the Homefront
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