Desmond Tutu to Make Five Appearances in Honolulu in August
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a noted advocate for peace and justice, will participate in five events in Honolulu in August at the invitation of The Episcopal Church's Cathedral of Saint Andrew, the church announced today.
During the first weekend of August, Tutu will speak at four events and participate in an interfaith prayer service at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.
The events will help to endow the Desmond Tutu Outreach Fund for community benefit ministries in Hawaii.
"We are absolutely thrilled that Archbishop Tutu has accepted our invitation to speak in a number of forums in Honolulu," the Very Reverend Walter B.A. Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, said in a news release. "The Archbishop is an inspirational leader and speaker whose message of reconciliation and faith has moved millions of people."
Brownridge first met Tutu when Brownridge served in mission work in South Africa as a Canon of the Cathedral of Saint George in Cape Town.
Tutu is also the Anglican Church's Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa and is currently chairman of The Elders, an independent group of international leaders who promote causes related to human rights.
Here are the events:
>> Aug. 3, 6 p.m. -- An Evening With Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Tutu will engage in a conversation with Leslie Wilcox, president and CEO of PBS Hawaii, in the historic Cathedral. Prior to the Conversation, guests will enjoy a reception catered by the Halekulani. …