by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
with Pierre Dil, Ronald Gestwicki, Dennis Brutus
New York, New York, United States
All Saints 1967
The issue includes a speech by Dennis Brutus at an event in New York commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre. (At that time, Brutus was director of the World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners.) Pierre Dil, a Dutch clergyman, writes about being deported from South Africa. And American clergyman Ronald Gestwicki writes about his two years working with the church in Namibia. Contents: All Saints 1967 • Arise And Shine For Thy Light Is Come • To Die with Christ • A Prisoner on Robben Island • Still Praying: The Failure of the Church in the Social Revolution in South West Africa • A Resolution of the General Convention, 1967 • The Methodist Church Acts • "No Mercy" • Bishop Crowther Deported (Also contains excerpts of an exchange in the South African press at the time of Crowther's deportation between the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. R. Selby Taylor, and Fr. T. F. Kime, a young priest in the Cape Town diocese.) "Arise and Shine…" reports on the death of Albert John Lutuli, once president of the banned South African National Congress. He was struck and killed by a train near his home in Zululand. An untitled article reports on the court judgment against Professor Adrianus Pont for "serious libel" against the Rev. C. F. Beyers Naude, director of the Christian Institute of Southern Africa, and Professor Albert Geyser, chairman of the Department of Divinity at the University of Witwatersrand. ["Lutuli" is sometimes spelled "Luthuli."]
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Elizabeth S. Landis