• Short Summary

    Ghana's Head of State Colonel Ignatius Acheampong congratulated the World Council of Churches on Tuesday (23 July) for its stand against racism and colonialism in Africa.

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    GV World Church dignitaries enter conference hall
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    2.
    SV PAN Colonel Acheampong arrives and enters conference hall
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    3.
    GV INT Delegates at conference
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    4.
    CU Colonel Acheampong speaks
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    "The World Council of Churches, as others before them, has no choice but to oppose the racism embedded in the national life of South Africa, and we applaud them for this. We also salute the World Council for the bold stand it has taken in favour of independence for oppressed people in Africa. I cannot see how the World Council could be true to its ideals if it did not reject any form of domination and colonialism since these are not in tune with the message of human dignity and self-respect proclaimed by Christ. We are proud, in this regard, to note that the World Council fully shares one of the basic tenets of Ghana's foreign policy: that of freedom for territories in Africa still under colonial rule."




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    Background: Ghana's Head of State Colonel Ignatius Acheampong congratulated the World Council of Churches on Tuesday (23 July) for its stand against racism and colonialism in Africa.

    Colonel Acheampong was speaking at the opening meeting of the WCC's Faith and Order Commission in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The Commission was formed to combat racialism. Its members come from fifty countries including India, Brazil, the United States and the U.S.S.R.

    Part of Colonel Acheampong's opening speech appears on film. A transcript follows:
    The conference ends on August 5.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4UIBJJFYTZIU7UR48885IEY7H
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UIBJJFYTZIU7UR48885IEY7H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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