"[B]y Heniz Hunke on behalf of IDOC International, Rome 1980".
"The purpose of this IDOC-Documentation on Namibia is to contribute to the documented knowledge of the situation in Namibia by selecting only certain aspects, within the limits of space available, It wants to show Namibia as an object of international power games and economic interests, and to identify the various internal and external forces which are working either to keep the own advantages through preserving the status quo or on the other hand to overcome the human decay of a brutal colonial and racial regime. A most remarkable role, both for the colonizing process and the overcoming of it towards a genuine liberation, has been played by the christian churches in Namibia. ... while some churches remain ambiguous and contradictory between power alliance, silence and protest against 'certain excesses' of oppression, others are still committed to a tough defence of White ('Afrikaner') supremacy, still others, as is the case of the Black Lutheran and Anglican churches, have opted for the radical, albeit preferably non-violent, liberation struggle". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword -- Historical Notes -- Namibia and the International Strategy -- The Military and Nuclear Collaboration of the West with South Africa -- The "Constructive Engagement versus Disengagement" Debate -- The Freedom Struggle of the People of Namibia -- International Efforts for Namibia's Independence -- The Christian Churches in Namibia -- Today's Situation: Consolidation of the Internal Settlement -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Key Concepts -- List of Abbreviations.