A Plea from the Church

Protest from the pulpit is as old as apartheid. One of the first clerics to speak out against the system was Trevor Huddleston, a white British clergyman who, while working in a black shantytown outside Johannesburg in the early 1950s, openly condemned the South African government's policies. Now an Anglican bishop in Britain, the 72-year-old priest remains active, heading a London-based antiapartheid movement. On the front lines, in the meantime, new faces have emerged to continue the struggle.

Appropriately, South Africa's best-known churchman today is a Huddleston protégé, Desmond Tutu. Impressed by Huddleston's work on behalf of the country's oppressed, Tutu...

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