Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu, the Anglican Church's Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa, will participate in five events in Honolulu in August at the invitation of The Episcopal Church's Cathedral of Saint Andrew.
Archbishop Tutu, a noted advocate for peace and justice, is currently the chairman of The Elderse, an independent group of international leaders who promote causes related to human rights.
Archbishop Tutu will speak at four events and participate in an interfaith prayer service at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. The events will, in part, help to endow the Desmond Tutu Outreach Fund for community benefit ministries in Hawaii, such as the Cathedral of Saint Andrew's tradition of support for the Institute of Human Services. The events include:
An Evening With Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Friday, August 3, 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Archbishop Tutu will engage in a lively conversation with Leslie Wilcox, president and CEO of PBS Hawaii, in the historic Cathedral. Tickets are $500 per person for reserved seating, and $1,000 per person for the Archbishop's Circle, which includes premium reserved seating near the Conversation stage, a special reception and photo with Archbishop Tutu.
The Peggy Kai Memorial Lecture - Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. at Tenney Theater at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Archbishop Tutu's lecture is supported by a generous grant from the estate of Peggy Kai, which allows the event to be free to the public. However, seating is limited and reservations are required. Two tickets will be allowed per person.
The Bishop's Lu'au With Archbishop Tutu - Saturday, August 4, 5 p.m. at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of Hawaii, will host an evening with Archbishop Tutu featuring Hawaiian food, traditions and entertainment. Tickets are $75 per person.
Choral Eucharist - Sunday, August 5, 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Archbishop Tutu will be the preacher for the Sunday Holy Communion service. The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of Hawaii, will be the service's celebrant. The public is invited; there is no admission charge.
Interfaith Prayer Service - Sunday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Archbishop Tutu will join leaders from Hawaii's other faiths and denominations at an interfaith prayer service. He will participate in the service, but is not scheduled to speak. The public is invited; there is no admission charge.
For more information on Archbishop Tutu's visit to Hawaii, and to buy tickets or make reservations for any of the events, please visit www.tutuatthecathedralofstandrew.org. For further information, please call (808) 524-2822, ext. 577.