"Edited by John W. De Gruchy and Charles Villa-Vicencio".
"First published 1983 in Southern Africa by David Philip, Publisher, South Africa and in the United Kingdom by Lutterworth Press, England. This American edition published 1983 through special arrangement with David Philip, Publisher, by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co." -- verso of t.-p.
"Beyers' Naude's prophetic insight during the past twenty years has been vindicated by the decision taken by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Ottawa in 1982. We therefore wish to honour him and to dedicate this volume of essays to him and Ilse with respect, admiration and gratitude. In academic circles it is customary to honour a distinguished scholar by publishing a Festschrift on an important occasion in his life. The WARC decision on apartheid provides us with such an opportunity in the case of Beyers Naude". -- Dedication.
"The decision of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches to declare apartheid sinful and the theological and moral justification of it a heresy, and to suspend the NGK and NHK from their privileges of membership of the world body, is now history. Yet, for our South African Churches, it is only a beginning." -- Foreword.
Contents: Dedication -- Abbreviations -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword dated Cape Town, November 1982 / Allan Boesak -- Introduction / The Editors -- He Made Us All, But / Allan Boesak -- The History of a Heresy / Chris Loff -- Nothing But a Heresy / David Bosch -- Christianity and Apartheid / Desmond Tutu -- An Anthropological Heresy / Simon Maimela -- An All-Pervading Heresy / Charles Villa-Vicencio -- Towards a Confessing Church / John de Gruchy -- The Bible and Apartheid 1 / William Vorster -- The Bible and Apartheid 2 / Douglas Bax -- Appendix: Documentation.
Contents of Appendix: Introduction -- 1. Southern African Bishops' Conference, 1957 (Statement on Apartheid) -- 2. Cottesloe Consultation Statement, 1961 -- 3. South African Council of Churches, 1968 (A Message to the People of South Africa) -- 4. Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa, 1973 (Declaration of Faith) -- 5. Lutheran World Federation, 1977 (Southern Africa: Confessional Integrity) -- 6. Alliance of Black Reformed Christians in Southern Africa, 1981 (ABRECSA Charter) -- 7. Alliance of Black Reformed Christians in Southern Africa, 1981 (Black and Reformed) -- 8. United Congregational Church of Southern Africa, 1982 (Resolution on Apartheid) -- 9. World Alliance of Reformed Churches, 1982 (Racism and South Africa) -- 10. Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk, 1982 (Statement on WARC Decision) -- 11. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk, 1982 (A Statement on Apartheid and a Confession of Faith) -- 12. Methodist Church of Southern Africa, 1982 (Resolution on Apartheid) -- 13. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, 1982 (Resolution on the WARC Decision) -- 14. Church of the Province of Southern Africa (Anglican), 1982 (Resolution on Apartheid).
Anglican Archbishop Lewis Garnsworthy of Toronto has responded to criticism of the Church's stand on South Africa. That criticism came from Canon Malcolm Hughes of Montreal who recently returned from South Africa. He publicly disagreed with the support the Church has given to the isolating of South Africa economically.
Archbishop Garnsworthy, who also spent considerable time in South Africa last year, declared, "I would like to ask him to specify what changes in the apartheid policy in South Africa are actually taking place. There are many responsible people who feel any changes being made are no more than cosmetic and many of us would like to be assured that this is not so."
"The Anglican Church of Canada has never said that multi-national corporations ought not to invest and give employment to South African people, white and black. What the Church has stressed is that when corporations from outside South Africa engage in business and industry in that country, they do so with a deep sense of Christian social responsibility in terms of wages, working conditions and general social attitudes. This also means a social responsibility towards the evil of apartheid. Unless Mr. Hughes can substantiate some very real changes in the whole South Africa policy, as expressed racially, there are many of us who will remain in doubt as to the validity of what is really happening."
Hughes, who is the editor of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal's newspaper, is a Director of the Canadian-South Africa Society. His trip was partially funded by a study grant from the South African Foundation, which the Primate of the Anglican Church, Archbishop E.W. Scott says, "represents a particular point of view on South Africa -- one which stems from those in positions of privilege."
The Anglican Church of Canada's highest parliament, General Synod has repeatedly asked that there be no further investments in South Africa by Canadian banks, businesses and multi-national corporations in an effort to pressure its Government to discontinue the policy of apartheid and to give black South Africans equality and the vote.
As recently as last May 5th the Anglican Church was represented in a major presentation made to External Affairs Minister Mark McGuigan by the Task Force on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility.
Although Canon Hughes stated that black leaders to whom he spoke were supportive of the South African Government's present pace of change and want investments, the Rev. Murray MacInnes, African specialist on the National Staff of the Church, points out that he did not mention, however, that to support disinvestment publicly is treason for a South African. In spite of this, the Church of the Province of South Africa, in a statement issued in June, 1980, condemned, "acceptance of or acquiescence in the evil and injustice inherent in Apartheid. This system cannot be amended. It must be eradicated." The statement continued, "The Church must seek to demonstrate the necessity for the redistribution of the power and wealth which accumulates in the centre of the economy of the country at the expense of the dispossessed and deprived who live on the peripheries."
Toronto - Archbishop E.W. Scott, Canada's representative on the Commonwealth Commission on South Africa, arrived in Johannesburg on the week-end. From there he will join other members of the Commission in a series of visits to "Front-Line States" in southern Africa this week.
The Commission will then return to the Republic of South Africa for meetings with internal leaders of the black majority in the country, and, hopefully, with its Government.
Archbishop Scott will return to Canada by mid-March for the meetings of all the Primates of the Anglican Communion in Mississauga.
If there is anything of substance to be reported on the Commission's work at that time, the Archbishop will meet with the media. As much advance notice of such media opportunities will be given as possible.
"Published by The Anglican Church of Canada Social Action Unit".
"At the General Synod held in Niagara Falls in January of 1971, the Anglican Church considered ways of expressing some concern about racism throughout the world, and its evil effects upon mankind. South Africa was chosen as a specific focus for this widespread problem .... This resource booklet is an attempt to provide interested church people with additional information on the South African situation today. Much of its is in the words of South Africans. Much of it contains the challenge about racism given to us by the World Council of Churches. All of it can help us to be more realistic about being `the Church in the World'." -- Intro., p. 2.
Contents: Introduction / Philip Jefferson -- A View of South Africa -- Some South Africa Statistics -- Address : Stability and Change in Africa / Julius Nyerere -- Questions Most Frequently Asked About the South African Boycott -- Anglican Resolutions : 1949, 1971 -- Church of the Province of South Africa Resolution 1970 -- Program to Combat Racism August 1968 -- World Council of Churches Resolutions, January 1971, March 1971 -- United Nations Covenant on Human Rights -- For Further Reading -- Film Resources -- Action Contacts -- Information Contacts.
"This special issue of PCR Information was written by David de Beer". -- verso of t.-p.
"Edited by Eva Milittz". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliography: p. 43-35.
"Since 1966, Namibia has been illegally occupied by South Africa in open defiance of international law. The year 1988 is the 10th anniversary of the U.N. Security Council Resolution 435 (Res 435). This resolution is the blueprint that maps our a plan for U.N.-supervised elections in Namibia, which would lead to independence. .... Through this publication, we hope to emphasize the fact that South Africa's presence in Namibia is flagrantly illegal under international law; that U.N. Res. 435 is the legally established vehicle for bringing about independence; that the U.S.-introduced 'linkage' issue is the only barrier to the implementation of Res. 435; and that SWAP us recognised by the U.N. as the sole legitimate representative of the Namibian people. We have also outlined the reasons for South Africa's continued determination to occupy Namibia illegally, and have included a section on the history of the churches in Namibia and their involvement in the struggle for independence." -- Director's Preface.
Contents: Director's Preface / James Mutambirwa, Acting Director -- Namibia: Basic Data -- Namibia: A Chronology of Colonisation -- The Churches -- The Background to UN Security Council Resolution No. 435 (1978) -- Why South Africa Resists Resolution No. 435 -- SWAPO: From Workers' Organisation to Liberation Movement -- Appendix I: Sam Nujoma: Address at Lusaka Churches' Meeting -- Appendix II: Church Action on Namibia -- Appendix III: For Further Reading.
"First published 1965. Copyright British Council of Churches 1965". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliography: p. 17-172.
"[T]he British Council of Churches instructed its International Department to make a special study of the two issues of sanctions and South-West Africa, as part of a larger study of the problems connected with South Africa and the future of all her people. Accordingly, a special Working Party presented the present Report, between November 1963 and September, 1964. It is now made available for study within the Churches". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface by the Editors (December 1964) / T.A. Beetham, Chairman of the Working Party [and] Noel Salter, Secretary of the Working Group -- Resolutions adopted by the British Council of Churches on 20th October 1964 -- Introduction -- Report -- Appendices.
Contents of Introduction section: The Facts -- The Alternatives before South Africa -- Action by the British Government -- Action by the British Churches -- Conclusion.
Contents of Report section: The Terms of Reference -- The Responsibility of the British Council of Churches in calling for this Study -- The Spirit of the Enquiry -- The Fellowship of the Church -- The Present Situation in South Africa -- Condemnation of Apartheid is not enough: What are the Alternatives ? -- The Urgency of the Situation -- Economic Sanctions -- South-West Africa -- The High Commission Territories -- Conclusions.
Contents of Appendices: I. Membership of the South Africa Working Party -- II. Meetings of the Working Party -- III. Extracts from a letter written by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr -- IV. Statistics of Population and Religious Affiliation -- V. The 'Civilized Labour Policy' -- VI. Bantu Education -- VII. Residence Permits in Towns -- VIII. Conditions in the African Townships -- IX. Section 17 of the General Law Amendment Act -- X. Summary of Apartheid Legislation since 1950 -- XI. Statement by the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches on Racial and Ethnic Tension, August 1963 -- XII. The Strength of South Africa's Armed Forces in relation to those of the Addis Ababa Powers -- XIII. The Strategic Importance of the Simonstown Agreement -- XIV. The Union of South Africa of 1910 and the Federal Principle -- XV. The Pattern of South African Trade -- XVI. The United Kingdom's Economic Stake in South Africa -- XVII. Oil Sanctions -- XVIII. Financial Aid for the Victims of Apartheid -- XIX. The Respect of the Mandate in South-West Africa -- XX. The High Commission Territories -- XXI. Select Bibliography.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by Billing and Sons Ltd, Guildford and London.
"The book is an attempt to show the extent of Western collaboration with apartheid and how this vast Western economic, military and nuclear support to the South African regime has developed into a criminal complicity with those who continue to deprive the black majority of their most fundamental human and social rights. We also try to indicate how the WCC itself, and many of its member churches and a number of ecumenical groups have responded to some of the specific policy decisions which the Council took when it moved from words to action in this sensitive area. In the final section we make a few recommendations for further reflection and action. Apartheid is universally condemned. But the facts, as we shall see in this book, speak differently". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- The role of transnational corporations -- Military collaboration -- Nuclear collaboration -- War resisters in South Africa -- Political prisoners -- Foreign bank loans -- The role of the International Monetary Fund -- Gold -- Oil and Coal -- Policies and actions of the WCC -- Policies and actions by the churches -- Recommendations -- Notes -- Abbreviations -- Appendix A: Sullivan Principles -- Appendix B: EEC Code of Conduct -- Appendix C: Brief description of involvement with UBS, Dredner Bank and SBS in South Africa -- Appendix D: The position of US churches on bank loans and investment in South Africa -- Appendix F: The Special Fund to Combat Racism 1970-1980.
"With a Foreword by The Most Reverend Joost de Blank, Archbishop of Cape Town".
Includes bibliographical notes at the end of each chapter and bibliography: p. 149-150 but NO index.
"The background of this book is South Africa. The point of view is Anglican. The book came into being because I was asked by the Provincial Board of Missionary Strategy to write something on methods of mission, 'describing the work of the laity in evangelization, and showing the Church active in the world'. For this reason it deals with the life and needs of the Church of the Province of South Africa, but it hope it may be of interest to Christians who do not share its particular background or its particular point of view, for the Christian mission concerns us all". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / John Carter -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Joost Cape Town [i.e. Joost de Blank] -- The Mission of the Church -- The Missionary Movement -- Social Witness in South Africa -- The end of Paternalism -- Mission to the Heathen -- Practical needs to-day -- The Parish: Training for Mission -- The Ministry of the Laity -- Evangelism -- The Church's Mission in the World -- The Problem of Communication -- Literature and Dialogue -- Unity, Renewal, and Mission -- Summing-up -- For Further Reading.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by The Talbot Press (S.P.C.K.), Saffron Walden, Essex.
Author was "Anglican Chaplain to the University of Cape Town".
"Foreword by Shridath Ramphal, Commonwealth Secretary-General"..
"First published 1986. Copyright Commonwealth Secretariat 1986". -- verso of t.-p.
Report of the Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons, co-chaired by Mr. Malcolm Fraser and General Olusegun Obasanjo.
Contents: Members of the Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons: Biographical Details -- A Note on the Commonwealth -- Foreword by the Commonwealth Secretary-General dated London, June 1986 / Shridath Ramphal -- Letter of Transmittal dated 7 June 1986 -- Introduction -- Apartheid: Dismantling or Reform ? -- The Issue of Violence -- The Release of Nelson Mandela and Others -- The Establishment of Political Freedom -- Prospects for Negotiations -- The Group's Proposals -- The Regional Dimension -- Conclusions -- Annexes.
Contents of Annexes: 1. The Commonwealth Accord on Southern Africa -- 2. Letter Dated 13 December 1985 from the Co-Chairmen to the State President of South Africa and the State President 's Reply on 24 December 1985 -- 3. The Group's Programme if Visits and Meetings -- 4. The Freedom Charter of South Africa -- 5. Banning Order on Mrs. Winnie Mandela -- 6. Announcement by the State President on Constitutional Developments -- 7. An extract from the Address by the State President before the President's Council on 15 May 1986.
OTCH Note: Edward W. (Ted) Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada from 1971 to 1986, was a member of the Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons which travelled throughout South Africa from January to June 1986.
"First published by Wm. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd. 1956. First issued in Fontana Books 1957. Second Impression, October 1957. Third Impression, July 1958. Fourth Impression, February 1960. Fifth Impression, November 1960. Sixth Impression, May 1964. Seventh Impression, September 1965. Eighth Impression, June 1968." -- verso of t.-p.
The author "described his twelve year ministry in Sophiatown, the coloured quarter outside Johannesburg from 1944-1956. The last years were bitter years, when he found himself embroiled in constant conflict with the government and the police; indeed the manuscript of his book only escaped seizure by a matter of twenty-four hours. .... He tells of the successive intrusions by the South African government upon the personal liberties of its subjects. South Africa has become, he says, a police state. He tells of his fight to uphold the rights of the black man and of the acts of defiance to which circumstances and his conscience as a Christian have driven him. Is the Church again, he asks, to bend over backwards to appease a government set upon a policy that is evil and un-Christian ? In posing the question of the church's attitude to politics, Fr. Huddleston, a man of great compassion and love for his fellow-men in distress, raises a problem of fundamental importance in this or any age". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface to the Fontana Edition / Trevor Huddleston -- Out of Africa -- The Daylight and the Dark -- Till There Be No Place -- The Christian Dilemma -- The Tsotsi -- Shanty Town -- Sophiatown -- Who Goes There ? -- Education for Servitors -- Out Damned Spot -- Comfort, Use and Protection -- Joy and Woe -- And Have Not Charity -- Epilogue -- Appendix: The Fagan Report -- Father Huddleston.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain, Collins Clear-Type Press, London and Glasgow.