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Rhodesia / World Council of Churches Guerrilla Support #259103

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1978
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(Studio) Major vote of support and cash grant given to black guerrillas fighting Rhodesia's transitional government reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) World Council of Churches' grant amount and designated purposes awarded to Patriotic Front, under its program to combat racism, outlined. Council's opting for Joshua Nkomo rather than Methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa and other blacks who have joined Ian Smith in transitional government stated. [Council spokesperson Reverend William HOWARD - states reasons for Council's action.] Films shown. Council's other controversial grants, to groups ranging from Australian aborigines to American Indian Mvt., noted. Opposition to WCC move by Dr. Lois Miller, chief of staff of world division of United Methodist Church reported [Dr. MILLER - states objections to WCC move.] United Nations ambassador Andrew Young's refusal to comment on grant detailed.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

(Studio) Response of Rhodesian government spokesperson in Washington, DC reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Landay, Jerry;
Mudd, Roger

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