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

A service to mark the centenary of his birth Saturday 29 June, 11am (doors open 10.30am) St Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ 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.
Doors open at 10.30 for the service to start at 11 am. It is anticipated that the service will last between and hour and quarter and hour and half. There will be a light reception in South Africa House afterwards, courtesy of the South Africa High Commissioner, 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 is essential to register in advance at: E: T: 020 3263 2001

Archbishop Trevor Huddleston and the Anti Apartheid Movement
Archbishop Huddleston was at the forefront of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Britain and internationally, 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 this meeting, Archbishop Huddleston led an AAM delegation to meet Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to protest at the visit; • The 120,000 strong demonstration in London in November 1985 to protest at Britain's antisanctions stance at the Nassau Commonwealth Summit, which was also addressed by Oliver Tambo and Reverend Jesse Jackson; • The Artists Against Apartheid and AAM march and festival on 28 June 1986 attended by 1/4 million and addressed by Trevor Huddleston and Thabo Mbeki in which many top rock and pop stars performed. This took place the day following the European Community Summit in The Hague at which the British Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, again blocked EC sanctions against apartheid South Africa; • The "Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70" campaign in 1988 which was initiated by Archbishop Huddleston and included the Wembley Concert which was broadcast to an audience of one billion world-wide;

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The "Nelson Mandela Freedom March" from Glasgow to London; and a rally in Hyde Park of 200,000 plus, on the eve of Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday, which Archbishops Tutu and Huddleston addressed. In addition to these ‘high profile’ activities, Archbishop Huddleston led delegations to meet successive Foreign Secretaries and other government ministers on a range of issues relating to Southern Africa. He also participated in numerous local events including the renaming of gardens, streets and buildings, 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-apartheid cause, meeting numerous world leaders. In 1982 he addressed the United Nations General Assembly. In 1984 he toured the Frontline States of Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and met with the leaders of these countries. He returned to the United Nations to deliver a world-wide petition calling for the release of Nelson Mandela, and addressed the United Nations 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 Britain Tanzania Society, Patron of the British Kidney Patient's Association, Patron of Tools for SelfReliance and the President of the National Peace Council.

The life of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston
Born 1913 died 1998 1937 Ordained a priest 1939 Joined Community of Resurrection 1943-1956 Lived in South Africa 1955 Awarded the order Isitwalandwe/Seaparankoe, at the Congress of the People which agreed the Freedom Charter. It is the highest award given by the African National Congress (ANC) to people 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 indictment of 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 President 1981-94 1960-1968 Bishop of the Masasi (Tanzania) 1968-78 Bishop of Stepney 1978 Appointed Bishop of Mauritius and Primate of the Indian Ocean. 1982 Awarded the United Nations Gold Medal in recognition of his contribution to the international campaign against apartheid

1984 Awarded Order of Freedom 1st Class by Zambia; and the Dag Hammerskjold Award for Peace 1989 Awarded the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, Nigeria's highest award. 1994 Awarded Torch of Kilimanjaro by Tanzania 1994 Founding Patron ACTSA, the successor organisation to the Anti Apartheid Movement. 1995 Awarded the Indira Gandhi Memorial Prize. 1997 Received the KCMG (Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) in the New Year Honours list, for "Services to UK-South African Relations", and attended an Investiture at Buckingham Palace on March 24th, 1998, to receive this honour from the Queen. He chose the designation, "Bishop Trevor of Sophiatown".

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