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Church of Scotland | Church and Nation Committee

  • C0033
  • Corporate body
  • 1919 - present

The Church and Nation Committee had one of the highest profiles in the Church of Scotland. It took a lead in campaigns, such as opposing nuclear weapons and promoting devolution for Scotland.

Ecumenical News Bulletin

  • C0034
  • Corporate body
  • c 1977

The EcuNews Bulletin provided bulletins on national and international church news during the 1970s.

Scottish Church Groups on Southern Africa

  • C0035
  • Corporate body
  • c 1980-1991

The Scottish Churches Group on Southern Africa was an umbrella organisation made up of member from Christian Aid, Church of Scotland, Congregational Union of Scotland, Scottish episcopal Church, Methodist Church, Roman Catholic Church, SCIAF and the Balmore Trust which was set up in response to the plight of South Africans living under the apartheid regime.

Catholic International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity

  • C0037
  • Corporate body
  • 1962 - present

CIDSE was officially registered as a non-profit organisation under Belgian law in 1967. However, Catholic charities had already been meeting since 1964 with the intention of creating an ‘international working group for socio-economic development’. CIDSE was founded to coordinate tasks identified by the Second Vatican Council as important tasks for the Catholic Church, namely, to care for the poor and the oppressed and to work for more justice on a global level.

British Council on Churches

  • C0038
  • Corporate body
  • 1942 - present

The BCC is the counterpart in the UK of the World Council of Churches, combining in a single organisation the chief agencies of the interdenominational co-operation.

Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust

  • C0039
  • Corporate body
  • 1965-1996

The South Africa Racial Amity Trust was an educational charity formed in 1965 to promote knowledge of the theory and practice of apartheid in South Africa through research and publication, particularly on the plight of children. It was renamed the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust (BART) in honour of its treasurer, the former bishop of Johannesburg, following his death in 1980. BART was dissolved in 1996.

Christian Aid

  • C0040
  • Corporate body
  • 1941 - present

Christian Aid is the relief and development agency of over 41 British and Irish churches. Formed after WWII the charity aim to fight poverty, strengthen the poor and turn hope into action.

Christian Concern for Southern Africa

  • C0041
  • Corporate body
  • 1972-1993

Christian Concern for Southern Africa (CCSA) was founded in 1972 as an interdenominational Christian body concerned with raising awareness of the political situation in South Africa and to co-ordinate the response of British Churches. It was based initially at 41 Holland Park, London, then at the premises of the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) near Regent's Park, then at 2 Eaton Gate, London, the headquarters of the British Council of Churches, and finally in Camberwell Road, South London.

Its policy and decision making council was the Executive Committee made up of representatives from various religious and social organizations. In 1981 the Rev. R. Elliott Kendall was appointed first as Secretary and then as Executive Secretary until his retirement, just before his death in 1992. CCSA had links with all the main British Christian churches, relying predominantly on them for financial support although charitable organizations also gave assistance. CCSA's main work concentrated on gathering information about British companies with interests in South Africa. This information was then used both to supply to other affiliated organizations and to pressurize the companies themselves into taking a more ethical stance on their treatment of black and coloured employees in South Africa. In particular, the involvement of oil companies was targeted leading to the establishment of the Oil Working Group in 1979. CCSA's other activities included the publishing of educational literature; the collection of literature from similar groups; correspondence with political groups and a mass lobby of Parliament; organizing conferences and establishing and maintaining links with South African groups.

The activities of the CCSA ceased in 1993 when the political situation in South Africa was believed to be improving significantly.

Centrepeace

  • C0042
  • Corporate body
  • Established 1983

Centrepeace was a trading company owned by the charities: The Iona Community, Christian Aid and the Balmore Trust.

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