[Dear Fellow Churchmen: We are writing on behalf of the church leaders and people of Namibia]
by Henry Butcher, Fred Brancel, Marylee Wiley, Charles Taylor, Wandile Kuse, Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, Fall 1971 or later
Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Fundraising mailing sent to churches which have had a speaker or film or some presentation about southern Africa. The mailing says we are writing on behalf of the church leaders and people of Namibia- that country in Southern Africa which is currently being held illegally by the white racist government of South Africa. The South African policy of apartheid controls the destinies of hundreds of thousands of people of Namibia, and action has been taken against people who have spoken out against South Africa's rule. The mailing quotes the Anglican Bishop of Damaraland, the Rt. Rev. Colin Winter. The mailing says Bishop Leonard Avala of the Evangelical Lutheran Ovambokavanjo Church and Pastor Paulus Gowaseb, white moderator of the Evangelical Lutheran Church have issued an open letter accusing South Africa of withholding basic human rights from the Black people. The Church leaders condemned the contract labor system. [Note on date: The open letter of Bishop Leonard Avala and Pastor Paulus Gowaseb was sent on June 30, 1971 so this mailing was sent later.]
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections