RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCoggan 71, ff.222-297
Date23 Feb-9 Nov 1978
DescriptionIncludes correspondence with Rt Revd Kenneth Skelton, Bishop of Lichfield regarding the Rhodesia Group of the British Council of Churches (BCC) (ff.222-4); correspondence with Eldon Griffiths MP and related papers, including correspondence with Bishop Skelton, a letter of support from Rt Revd Leslie Brown, Bishop of St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and a statement by the International Affairs Committee of the Board for Social Responsibility (ff.225-238, 246-7, 252-4); a paper entitled 'The Settlement in Rhodesia, What of the Future' by R.Elliott Kendall of the BCC (ff.239-244); papers relating to a speech by Archbishop Coggan in the House of Lords, including correspondence with Bishop Skelton, a brief for the Committee on International Affairs and notes for the speech (ff.249-251, 255-264); correspondence with A G Mugabe of the Zimbabwe Trade Union Congress (ff.266-8); a BCC press release entitled 'Rhodesia: Deteriorating Situation and Urgent Need for Talks' (f.270); a note from the Board for Social Responsibility on discussions with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (f.272); a report of a meeting between Coggan and Garfield Todd (ff.273-4); papers relating to a House of Lords debate on the renewal of sanctions in Nov 1978, including a brief for Rt Revd Gerald Ellison, Bishop of London (ff.275-281); a letter from Most Revd Donald Arden, Archbishop of Central Africa to Derek Pattinson, Secretary-General of the General Synod, including observations on the programme to combat racism of the World Council of Churches and a resolution passed by the Irish Council of Churches regarding the Patriotic Front of Zimbabwe (ff.282-4); and papers relating to abducted Rhodesian children, including correspondence with Air Chief Marshal Sir Theodore McEvoy (ff.285-297).
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