Churches seek `critical distance.'

April 1995
Christian Century;4/19/95, Vol. 112 Issue 13, p416
Informs that the South African Council of Churches (SACC) has decided that churches should continue to be involved with politics, but should maintain a `critical distance' from the government of national unity led by President Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. The SACC's role in the antiapartheid movement; Topics discussed at the SACC's five-day conference in Vanderbijlpark in 1995.


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