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Called to Justice and Freedom: A celebration of the Life and Legacy of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston CR KCMG

Called to Justice and Freedom: A celebration of the Life and Legacy of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston CR KCMG

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Archbishop Trevor Huddleston was President of the Anti Apartheid Movement 1981-94 and founding patron of ACTSA in 1994. The service is organised by the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre and ACTSA and hosted by St Martin in the Fields.
Archbishop Trevor Huddleston was President of the Anti Apartheid Movement 1981-94 and founding patron of ACTSA in 1994. The service is organised by the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre and ACTSA and hosted by St Martin in the Fields.

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Called to Justice and Freedom:
A celebration of the Life and Legacy ofArchbishop Trevor Huddleston CR KCMG
A service to mark the centenary of his birthSaturday 29 June, 11am
(doors open 10.30am)
St Martins in the Fields,
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ
 
Doors open at 10.30 for the service to start at 11 am. It is anticipated that the service will lastbetween and hour and quarter and hour and half.There will be a light reception in South Africa House afterwards, courtesy of the South Africa HighCommissioner, Dr Zola Skweyiya who will be attending the service.
The service is open to all but for logistical and security reasons for the reception it isessential to register in advance at:E: info@actsa.org T: 020 3263 2001 www.actsa.org
Archbishop Trevor Huddleston and the Anti Apartheid Movement
Archbishop Huddleston was at the forefront of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Britain andinternationally, especially since his return from Mauritius.Highlights include:
The mass protest against the visit of P W Botha to Britain in June 1984. On the eve of thismeeting, Archbishop Huddleston led an AAM delegation to meet Prime Minister MargaretThatcher to protest at the visit;
The 120,000 strong demonstration in London in November 1985 to protest at Britain's anti-sanctions stance at the Nassau Commonwealth Summit, which was also addressed by OliverTambo and Reverend Jesse Jackson;
The Artists Against Apartheid and AAM march and festival on 28 June 1986 attended by 1/4million and addressed by Trevor Huddleston and Thabo Mbeki in which many top rock and popstars performed. This took place the day following the European Community Summit in TheHague at which the British Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, again blocked EC sanctions againstapartheid South Africa;
The "Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70" campaign in 1988 which was initiated by ArchbishopHuddleston and included the Wembley Concert which was broadcast to an audience of onebillion world-wide;
Archbishop Trevor Huddleston wasPresident of the Anti Apartheid Movement1981-94 and founding patron of ACTSA in1994.
The service is organised by the TrevorHuddleston Memorial Centre and ACTSAand hosted by St Martin in the Fields.
 
 
The "Nelson Mandela Freedom March" from Glasgow to London; and a rally in Hyde Park of200,000 plus, on the eve of Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday, which Archbishops Tutu andHuddleston addressed.
In addition to these ‘high profile’ activities, Archbishop Huddleston led delegations to meetsuccessive Foreign Secretaries and other government ministers on a range of issues relating toSouthern Africa.
He also participated in numerous local events including the renaming of gardens, streets andbuildings, in honour of leading figures in the liberation struggle.
Above all, he addressed hundreds if not thousands of meetings throughout the length of Britain,including schools, church groups and trade unions.
Archbishop Huddleston travelled extensively internationally in support of the anti-apartheidcause, meeting numerous world leaders. In 1982 he addressed the United Nations GeneralAssembly. In 1984 he toured the Frontline States of Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambiaand Zimbabwe and met with the leaders of these countries. He returned to the United Nations todeliver a world-wide petition calling for the release of Nelson Mandela, and addressed the UnitedNations Special Committee Against Apartheid.
Archbishop Huddleston's interests reached far beyond the cause of freedom in Southern Africa.He was Provost of Selly Oak Colleges, Patron of "Fair Play for Children", President of the BritainTanzania Society, Patron of the British Kidney Patient's Association, Patron of Tools for Self-Reliance and the President of the National Peace Council.
The life of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston
Born 1913 died 1998
 
1937 Ordained a priest1939 Joined Community of Resurrection1943-1956 Lived in South Africa1955 Awarded the order Isitwalandwe/Seaparankoe, at the Congress of the People which agreedthe Freedom Charter. It is the highest award given by the African National Congress (ANC) topeople who have made an outstanding contribution to the liberation struggle of South Africa.1956 Recalled from South Africa. Published ‘Naught for your Comfort’, a most powerful indictmentof apartheid and a stirring account of the struggle for freedom in South Africa.1959 A founder member of the Anti Apartheid Movement, Vice President 1961-1981 and President1981-941960-1968 Bishop of the Masasi (Tanzania)1968-78 Bishop of Stepney1978 Appointed Bishop of Mauritius and Primate of the Indian Ocean.1982 Awarded the United Nations Gold Medal in recognition of his contribution to the internationalcampaign against apartheid

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