To: Members of the Southern Africa Groups; N.C.C. Detroit Conference

by William K. DuVal, Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations of United Presbyterian Church in the USA
New York, New York, United States
November 13, 1967
Publisher: United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
5 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Mailing to Members of the Southern Africa Group, N.C.C. Detroit conference, from Rev. William K. DuVal. The mailing says I have finally managed an attempt to draw together a report on the final session of our working group; a copy is enclosed. The mailing includes SECTION 1 GROUP 6 SOUTHERN AFRICA REPORT 3 that says in moving toward specifics regarding tactics and strategies for dealing with Southern Africa problems it was recognized that most people come to the issue of action with an "either/or" approach; they are either for general "disengagement" being the way to shock change from within or for "engagement" in order to erode the internal structures and strictures; our orientation, however, suggests a pragmatic, realistic, and multi-strategy approach; we seek first to determine a general direction, keeping the goal clearly before us, in the light of which we consider contextually the several possibilities for action under various criteria. The mailing discusses the NCC (National Council of Churches), the U.S. Government, enforcing sanctions against Rhodesia. Defense policy, the arms and strategic goods embargo, development aid to dependent nations, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), UN authority, visas, passports, tax payments by U.S. corporations, scholarship programs, political asylum, the sugar quota, fair employment practices, withdrawing the tracking station, sanctions, the gold standard, black violent revolution, ICEM, migration, the World Bank, re-investment by U.S. companies, liberation movements, UN petitioners, WCC (World Council of Churches),defense and aid funds, South West Africa, the UN Trust Fund, the 1968 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic Committee, priority, tactics, civil rights groups, the U.S. National Conference of Christians and Jews, the arts embargo, apartheid, ACOA (American Committee on Africa), AACC/EPEAA, the Christian Council of South Africa, refugee South African students in the USA, UDI (Universal Declaration of Independence), the Nationalist Government of South Africa, the "treason" trial of 37 Southern Africans in Pretoria, information, counter-propaganda, and the IMF (International Monetary Fund). • A. U.S. Government • B. Intergovernmental Organizations • C. Cultural/Social • D. Commerce and Industry • E. Denominational • F. N.C.C. • C. International Christian (W.C.C., WSFC, WRA, IMF, etc.) • A. U.S. Government • B. Cultural
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root