Information and Action for Church IMPACT on Canadian Banks and South African ApartheidPublisher: Task Force on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, Canada
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX333
This kit contains a number of articles which provide background information on the issue of apartheid and which give guidelines for action.
Abstract: This kit contains a number of articles which provide background information on the issue of apartheid and which give guidelines for action.
A pamphlet, "Banking on Apartheid". describes the doctrine of apartheid and the unjust effects of this on the majority black population. The pamphlet states the Churches opposition to Canadian bank loans to the South African government and is calling for public support to stop these loans. Described are previous strategies that, the Churches attempted at an annual shareholders meetings and in a public forum to raise the issue. Because of a lack of response from the banks, this third strategy to involve the public was initiated. The kit was prepared to assist individuals or groups by providing study material and model letters to assist them in raising questions with their local bank managers. There is also an interview guideline and specific requests and follow up questions for those wishing to meet directly with their manager as well as a feedback postcard to assist the Task Force in evaluating the action undertaken.