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Canadian churches and social justice

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Author
Williams, John R. (John Reynold), 1942-
Publication Date
1984
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
HN 39 C3 C36 1984
Author
Williams, John R. (John Reynold), 1942-
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Book Centre and James Lorimer
Publication Date
1984
Physical_Description
ix, 293 p. ; 21.5 x 13.8 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"Edited by John R. Williams".
"The publication of this volume is sponsored by the Ecumenical Forum of Canada". -- p. [ii].
"Among the many Canadian organizations which have taken up the cause of a just society, few have worked harder for the realization of this goal than the Canadian churches. The documents that are contained in this book are evidence of the churches' strong concern to identify and combat injustices wherever they appear in society. .... The purpose of this introduction is to give, first of all, a brief historical account of the churches' recent involvement in social issues in Canada. Secondly, it will identify the issues which are of major concern and will describe how the churches deal with these issues. Finally, an overview and analysis of the churches' position on social justice will be given". -- Intro.
Contents: List of Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Section I: Poverty in Canada -- 1. The Salvation Army, 'Brief to the Special Senate Committee on Poverty' (1970) -- 2. The Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, 'Report on Poverty and Christian Responsibility' (1973) -- 3. The United Church of Canada, 'The Economics of Injustice' (1975) -- Section II: Capitalism and Corporations -- 4. The United Church of Canada, 'Who's in Control ?' (1977) -- 5. Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, 'Decennial Revision of the Bank Act' (1978) -- 6. Roman Catholic Bishops of the Atlantic Provinces, 'To Establish a Kingdom of Justice' (1979) -- 7. The Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 'Ethical Reflections on the Economic Crisis' (1983) -- Section III: Nuclear Energy -- 8. The United Church of Canada, 'Nuclear Power: Blessing or Blight ?' (1977) -- 9. Uranium Working Group, the B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada, 'Ethics and Uranium Mining' (1980) -- Section IV: Northern Development and Native Rights -- 10. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 'Northern Development: At What Cost ?' (1975) -- 11. Project North, 'A Call for A Moratorium' (1976) -- 12. Project North, 'Before the National Energy Board in the Matter of the Norman Wells Oil Pipeline Application' (1981) -- Section V: Canada, Quebec and the Constitution -- 13. The Roman Catholic Bishops of Quebec, 'The People of Quebec and Its Political Future' (1979) -- 14. The United Church of Canada, 'Brief to the Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada' (1980) -- Section VI: Population, Immigration and Refugees -- 15. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 'Brief to the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and of the House of Commons on Immigration Policy' (1975) -- 16. Inter-Church Project on Population, 'Report on the Immigration Debate' (1975) -- 17. The Refugee Concerns Project Committee, Canadian Council of Churches, 'Refugee Concerns: A Brief to the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Employment and Immigration' (1980) -- Section VII: Canada and the Third World -- 18. Canadian Church Leaders, 'Development Demands Justice' (1973) -- 19. Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America, 'Submission to the Canadian Ambassador to the 36th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights' (1980) -- Epilogue -- 21. Canadian Church Leaders, 'Inter-Church Brief on Economic Outlook' (1978) -- Notes -- Addresses of Groups Mentioned in This Book.
Added Entry
Ecumenical Forum of Canada
Subjects
Church and social problems - Canada
Economics - Religious aspects - Christianity
Christianity and politics - Canada
Canada - Economic conditions - 1971-
Economic justice - Canada
Poverty - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Christianity
Poverty - Religious aspects - Salvation Army
Poverty - Religious aspects - Lutheran Church in America. Eastern Canada Synod
Poverty - Religious aspects - United Church of Canada
Capitalism - Europe
Capitalism - Religious aspects - Christianity
Capitalism - Religious aspects - Church of England
Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility (TCCR)
Nuclear energy - Religious aspects - United Church of Canada
Uranium mines and mining - Canada
Canada, Northern - Economic policy
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
Canada. Constitution Act, 1982
Quebec (Province) - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA)
Refugees - Canada
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
ISBN
0-919891-18-7 (Anglican Book Centre)
0-88862-755-6 (James Lorimer)
Call Number
HN 39 C3 C36 1984
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Church in South Africa

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2955
Date
1976 November 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1976 November 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bothwell
Seconder
MacKenzie
Text
That the National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada commends to the Government of Canada for its statement on the Republic of South Africa delivered in the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 1, 1976 and urges clear action consonant with the words of the statement:
"The events of the past year demonstrate visibly that time remaining for effective peaceful change is growing shorter day by day. We believe that our individual and collective efforts must be intensified and harmonized -- we believe that no opportunity should be missed to expose the government of South Africa and its electorate to unanimous and relentless international pressures which demand action and change. Change is bound to come. South Africans of all races must face up to that fact and develop a new relationship. If conditions of chronic turbulence which risk deterioration into civil war, with its attendant toll of human tragedy are to be avoided, change must take place, not ten years hence, not five years hence, but now."
and requests the Primate to forward to the Government of Canada a more detailed comment in the light of previous actions by this Church and information available from Anglican and other sources.
The NEC urges the Canadian government publicly to discourage further bank or commercial loans by private or crown financial institutions to the Government of South Africa or any of its crown corporations or agencies.
The NEC requests the Government of Canada to indicate what concrete and specific steps it proposes to take both unilaterally and multilaterally to increase the international censure of South Africa. CARRIED
Subjects
South Africa - Politics and government - 1961-1978
South Africa - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic sanctions - South Africa
Economic sanctions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
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Investment in oppression : Canadian responses to apartheid

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Publication Date
c1979
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
DT 736.5 Y68 1979
Corporate Author
Young Women's Christian Association of Canada. World Relationships Committee. Study and Action Committee
Edition
Rev. ed.
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility
Publication Date
c1979
Physical_Description
44 p. :ill. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Revised edition".
"Originally published in 1973 as 'Investment in Oppression; Report of the Study and Action Committee of the World Relationships Committee of the YWCA of Canada on Canadian Economic Links with South Africa', Copyright 1973". -- t.-p.
"Available from CANEC. Catalogue number 052401081". -- t.-p.
"As Canadian concern about the increasing oppression in South Africa becomes more vocal and questions about the appropriate Canadian responses multiply, the need for basic documentation becomes apparent. It is hoped that a historical review of the development of apartheid and of how this system has affected the black population of South Africa will contribute to a better understanding of the issues involved and of the efforts by the churches and others to respond to the aspirations of black South Africans". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Jim Webb, S.J., Chairman, Taskforce in the Churches and Corporate Responsibility -- Acknowledgements -- The Imposition of Apartheid -- Resistance to Apartheid and Government Suppression -- The South African Economy -- Economic Benefits to Africans Under Apartheid -- The Homelands -- The Role of Foreign Investment in South Africa -- The Canadian Government and Apartheid -- Canada's Investment in South Africa -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Summary of Major Events in South Africa since 1950 -- Appendix B: Companies in South Africa -- Appendix C: Canadian Bank Loans to South Africa, 1972-1976 -- Appendix D: Bond Purchases Underwritten by Canadian Investment Dealers -- Appendix E: Policy Positions of Canadian Churches and Related Organizations -- Footnotes.
Colophon: Printed in Canada by Eveready Printers, Ltd., Toronto.
Added Entry
Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility
Subjects
Apartheid - South Africa
Corporations, Canadian - South Africa
South Africa - Race relations
South Africa - Economic conditions
Investments - Canada
Investments - Religious aspects - Christianity
Economic sanctions - South Africa
Economic sanctions - Religious aspects - Christianity
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
Racism - Religious aspects - Christianity
Corporate social responsibility - Canada
ISBN
0-9690061-0-1
Call Number
DT 736.5 Y68 1979
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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[Priests Ordered Out of Namibia]

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Date
1978 July 25
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1978 July 25
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, Ontario -- July 25, 1978 -- For immediate release
The Rev. Edward Morrow, Anglican Vicar General and his wife Maureen; and the Rev. Heinz Hunke, Provincial Superior of the Roman Catholic Order of Mary Immaculate, were ordered to leave Namibia by July 21 by the South African Administrator General, Marthinus Steyn.
This assertion of South African rule comes in spite of the announcement by the Western members of the U.N. Security Council -- the U.S.A., Britain, France, West Germany and Canada -- that there was agreement to proceed to the Security Council as a step toward the settlement of the three-decade dispute over independence for Namibia.
Namibia is an International Territory, the lawful authority over which is the United Nations, but which is occupied by the South African regime, in defiance of the world body.
The two Priests and Ms. Morrow were ordered from Namibia under the Undesirables Removal Proclamation, which has repeatedly been used by Pretoria to rid itself of dissidents in the Territory -- among them Anglican Bishop Colin Winter in 1972 and Bishop Richard Wood in 1975. As in the past, no reasons were given for the expulsions of the Morrows and Fr. Hunke. Pretoria has, over the last 15 years ejected several dozen Church personnel, including the Rt. Rev. R.H. Mize who was Bishop Winter's predecessor as Bishop of Namibia.
Father Hunke was co-publisher of "Torture - A Cancer in Our Society," issued in January in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and at once suppressed by Judge Steyn who denied that the documented torture in Fr. Hunke's book had taken place.
Fr. and Ms. Morrow, both South Africans, went to Namibia in 1971 and set up a Church-owned, non-profit construction company which gave professional training and jobs to Africans. He was ordained Priest in June 1975 and made Vicar General of the Diocese on the deportation of Bishops Winter and Wood.
Notes
July 24, 1978
External Affairs
Ottawa, Ontario
We have just received word that the Reverend Ed Morrow, Vicar General of the Diocese of Damaraland and his family along with Father Provincial Heinz Hunke O.M.I. of the Roman Catholic Church have been served with expulsion orders by the South African Administrator General of Namibia.
They were served with the orders on Friday July 14th and had to remove themselves by July 21st.
This arbitrary action is a most serious development at a time when Canada and other nations are trying to bring the discussion of the future of Namibia to the Security Council, and SWAPO has indicated its willingness to participate in the debate.
This action coupled with the arrest of eighteen SWAPO Party members since June 26th indicates the complete disregard of the Namibian people's aspirations by the Government of South Africa in illegal occupation of Namibia.
It indicates also to us that the South African Government is not willing to discuss in good faith.
We therefore urgently request you to protest to the South African Government and to apply all possible diplomatic pressure so that these expulsions may be rescinded and measures taken to ensure that the legitimate voice of Namibians may be heard in the Security Council.
Signed:
Dr. John Zimmerman, Executive Secretary, Lutheran Church in America (Canada Section)
The Rev. Jim Kirkwood, Associate Secretary for Africa, United Church of Canada
The Rev. J. Murray MacInnes, Area Secretary for Africa, Anglican Church of Canada
Telex to
Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, Capetown, South Africa
SOLIDARITY IN THE STRUGGLE
Dr. Donald Anderson, Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches
Telex with the same three signatories, to
South African Ambassador
WE THE UNDERSIGNED CHURCHMEN SEND YOUR GOVERNMENT THIS MESSAGE IN COMMEMORATION OF NELSON MANDELA'S BIRTHDAY, AND REQUEST THAT HE AND ALL OTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA BE RELEASED FROM ROBBEN ISLAND.
WE MOURN THE CONTINUED DEATHS OF THOSE YOU INCARCERATE ARBITRARILY. WE DEPLORE YOUR HARSH SUPPRESSION OF RESPONSIBLE BLACK OPINION LATTERLY UNDERLINED BY THE BANNING OF THE 'VOICE.'
Copies of the above telex were sent to Kurt Waldheim at the United Nations, and to External Affairs, Ottawa.
Subjects
Morrow, Edward (Edward Sydney), 1934-
Morrow, Maureen
Hunke, Heinz
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Namibia - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Namibia - Foreign relations - South Africa
Namibia - Politics and government - 1946-1990
Church of the Province of Southern Africa. Diocese of Namibia
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
South Africa - Politics and government - 1978-1989
Mandela, Nelson (Nelson Rolihlahla), 1918-2013
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Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
The Rt. Rev. L. Garnsworthy
Seconder
The Rt. Rev. H. Stiff
Prologue
"The Rev. C. Raymond stated briefly the reasons and concerns which formed the background of this Service of Witness Against Repression in South Africa.
Text
"That this matter be off the record." CARRIED
Notes
The Rev. Peter Hamel spoke, providing further detail.
Subjects
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Southern Africa
Human rights - South Africa
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
Racism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
South Africa - Politics and government - 1961-1978
South Africa - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Program Committee - South Africa III

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Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-93
Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-93
Mover
Dr. D. Maybee
Seconder
Bishop C. Lawrence
Text
That these policy resolutions be communicated:
1. To our partners in the Church in the Province of Southern Africa, the South African Council of Churches, and
2. to the Prime Minister, leaders of other parties in the House of Commons and other ministers of the Government of Canada. CARRIED #10-11-93
Notes
[Lt. Col. Don Matthews, Mr. Justice Ron Stevenson and Mr. Justice David Wright abstained.]
Subjects
South Africa - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
South African Council of Churches
Church of the Province of Southern Africa
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
Christianity and politics - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1985 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1985 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rt. Rev. E.K. Lackey
Seconder
Mr. E.H. Fisher
Prologue
Moved by: Very Rev. P.A. Carr
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. C.J. Lawrence
a) That this National Executive Council request the Investment Sub-Committee of the Administration and Finance Committee, and recommend to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Committee:
i) that no new investments be made in any corporations having investments in South Africa or Namibia; and
ii) that, if by the time of General Synod, June 1986, there are no clear signs that apartheid is being dismantled, investments which directly support the South African Government be terminated until apartheid is clearly being dismantled; and
b) That this same action be commended to the dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada; and
c) That, if by the time of General Synod in June 1986, there are no clear signs that apartheid is being dismantled, the Canadian Government be urged to develop and implement a policy of full economic sanctions (including a ban on trade with and investment in South Africa and Namibia) against the South African Government.
Text
That item a) i) be amended to read:
"That this National Executive Council request the Investment Sub-Committee of the Administration and Finance Committee, in consultation with the Unit on Public Social Responsibility, and recommend to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Committee."
and [underlined in text]
"that no new investments be made in any corporations having substantial investments in South Africa or Namibia; and." CARRIED
Notes
The motion now reads:
a) That this National Executive Executive Council request the Investment Sub-Committee of the Administration and Finance Committee, in consultation with the Unit on Public Social Responsibility, and recommend to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Committee:
i) that no new investments be made in any corporations having substantial investments in South Africa or Namibia; and
ii) that, if by the time of General Synod, June 1986, there are no clear signs that apartheid is being dismantled, investments which directly support the South African Government be terminated until apartheid is clearly [is clearly is underlined] being dismantled; and
b) That this same action be commended to the dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada; and
c) That, if by the time of General Synod in June 1986, there are no clear signs that apartheid is being dismantled, the Canadian Government be urged to develop and implement a policy of full economic sanctions (including a ban on trade with and investment in South Africa and Namibia) against the South African Government.
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED
Subjects
Apartheid - South Africa
Investments - Moral and ethical aspects
Investments - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic sanctions - South Africa
Economic sanctions - Namibia
Economic sanctions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate divestiture - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
Canada - Foreign relations - Namibia
Anglican Church of Canada. Administration and Finance Committee. Investment Sub-Committee
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Date
1985 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1985 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Dr. L.L. Whytehead
Seconder
Mrs. Pamela McBeth
Text
That this National Executive Council, aware of the grave deterioration in South Africa in recent months:
1. Reaffirms its concern expressed in the National Executive Council resolution of May 1985 and request that prompt and appropriate action be taken in regard to this concern with all possible haste.
2. Expresses its appreciation to the Canadian Government of the position outlined by the Prime Minister at the United Nations in relation to the Republic of South Africa.
3. Urges the Canadian Government to implement by legislation now:
a) an end to its involvement with companies having investment in South Africa and the prohibition of exports to any South African purchaser of equipment useful to the military police and other agents of social control;
b) an end to scientific exchanges in the areas of nuclear, uranium, strategic and military development;
c) a revision of the Canadian Code of Conduct so that:
i) its provisions are mandatory,
ii) Canadian companies are required to take a pro-active position against apartheid,
iii) Canadian Companies with investment in South Africa be required to disclose sales to South African military or police and to industries which supply these systems;
d) to make increased efforts through its aid and development programs to assist the consortium - South African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC)
4. Regarding Namibia, urges the Canadian Government:
a) to consider the termination of Namibia uranium contracts now rather than at the end of existing contracts in 1988;
b) in consultation with the frontline states to withdraw formally from the Contact Group and return to the Security Council for a re-opening of the debate, with a view to making mandatory the provisions of United Nations Resolutions 27C and 28B;
c) to recognize Decree #1 of the United Nations Council for Namibia;
5. Requests members of the Anglican Church of Canada
a) to support with prayer all those in South Africa suffering from the state of emergency and take initiatives to let their support be known to Christian leaders and partners in South Africa, and to offer similar prayer support and action for those in Namibia suffering from the occupation by South Africa;
b) to support the measures outlined in Resolutions 1 - 4 above. CARRIED
Subjects
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
Economic sanctions - South Africa - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
South Africa
Namibia
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1977 November
Source
House of Bishops. Official Statements Binder
Record Type
[Statement]
Date
1977 November
Source
House of Bishops. Official Statements Binder
Record Type
[Statement]
Text
The House of Bishops has learned with deep dismay that the South African Government two weeks ago further outlawed virtually all expression of dissent from its apartheid policy by banning eighteen organizations and two black newspapers and by arresting and banning numerous individuals. By this act, the South Afican Government has demonstrated yet again its total defiance of Christian convictions within and outside the country. Legislation now before the South African Parliament will also drastically curtail and control the provision of welfare and support to those in need.
Our Church of the Province of South Africa has long made clear its detestation of apartheid and the repressive laws which go with it. The stand taken during the past nearly thirty years by leaders like De Blank, Reeves, Crowther, Huddleston, Winter and Good is clear witness to it. The House of Bishops is appalled at this increase of rule by decree, and at the further denial of human rights for the great majority of the people of South Africa, by a Government which has made a total travesty of its claim to be ruling in the name of Christian civilization. In our view, opposition can only be effective by the isolation of that government at all levels. The House of Bishops calls on the Canadian Government, which with other western nations continues to sustain the apartheid system through extensive economic, diplomatic (and in some cases military) links, to sever all connection with the South African Government until apartheid is eradicated.
Notes
Not recorded as a resolution.
Subjects
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Southern Africa
Human rights - South Africa
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
Racism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
South Africa - Politics and government - 1961-1978
South Africa - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic sanctions - South Africa
Economic sanctions - South Africa - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Trade and Investment in South Africa

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Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 52
Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 52
Mover
Rt. Rev. T.D.B. Ragg
Seconder
Very Rev. M.G. Peers
Text
"That this General Synod requests the primate and the National Executive Council to seek an ecumenical consultation with the Cabinet to request that Canada:
Withdraw immediately its preferential sugar agreements with South Africa and cease to purchase its sugar.
Withdraw immediately government trade commissioners in South Africa.
Immediately recognize the legal jurisdiction of the United Nations Council for Namibia and prohibit any Canadian corporation from continuing operations there without recognizing the authority and jurisdiction of the United Nations Council."
CARRIED Act 52
Subjects
Apartheid - South Africa
Apartheid - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic sanctions - South Africa
Economic sanctions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Boycott - Religous aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Foreign relations - South Africa
Canada - Foreign relations - Namibia
Sugar trade - South Africa
South Africa - Politics and government - 1961-1978
South Africa - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Namibia - Politics and government - 1946-1990
Namibia - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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