NewsletterPublisher: Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America, Canada
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX347
The Inter-Church Committee Newsletter reports in detail on events throughout Latin America.
Abstract: Each month the Inter-Church Committee Newsletter reports in detail on events throughout Latin America. They also point to Canadian links with oppressive forces there, such as the proposed Noranda investment in Chile. The committee has made a large commitment to responding to the Canadian Immigration Bill, C-24. They now urge letters on behalf of amendments to the Bill, especially concerning the status of refugees. They should be addressed to the Parliamentary Committee members. The editorial states: "We are daily faced with reports of repression tightening its grip across the continent of Latin America ... At the same time as the situation of terror grows, there are many attempts to defend those being persecuted... We, as Canadian Christians, are being called to respond to the needs of the churches and the people in Latin America who speak out prophetically against injustice and human rights violations. The Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America hopes to assist efforts by Canadian Christians to make present the moral and physical support needed in situations of oppression. It will also seek the co-operation of other church and nonchurch groups who share a concern for promoting human justice and will stimulate wide spread solidarity action when crucial issues arise."
Periodical profile published 1977