by Solveig Kjeseth, Namibia Concerns
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
September 30, 1981
Publisher: Namibia Concerns
3 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter reports that it has been increasingly difficult to get news from Namibia since the South African invasion of Angola in late August. Reporters were not allowed into the battle area, so most of our news comes through church people. Most Lutherans are concentrated in Northern Namibia, with thousands of them in refugee camps in southern Angola - the area of the South African attack. The first section of the newsletter deals with the Namibian situation as it affects our friends in Namibia (Bishop Kleopas Dumeni, and the Abisai and Selma Shejavali family), and a report on Namibia Fund activities at Wartburg. The second section, to be mailed in a few days, will contain an update on the military and political situation and suggestions about how people can help. The newsletter discusses the Lutheran World Federation, the Okavango area, ELOC (Evangelical Lutheran Ovambokavango Church), the South African Defense Force (SADF), ALC (American Lutheran Church), Engelhard and Christiane !Noabeb, William Kuttler, Wayne Moldenhauer, Betti Cook, Paulinum Seminary, and Wartburg Theological Seminary.
Used by permission of former members of National Namibia Concerns.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root