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Archbishop Tutu to appear in Hawaii in August

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner and a key figure in bringing down apartheid in South Africa, will be coming to Honolulu next month.

The 80-year-old is an advocate for peace and justice, and is coming at the invitation of the Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Today the archbishop continues to support human rights causes and is a vocal advocate of rights for women and homosexuals.

The archbishop will be participating in five events during his stay. Three of these are free and open to the public while tickets are available for purchase for the two more intimate events. Funds from event ticket sales will go to the Desmond Tutu Outreach Fund for community benefit ministries in Hawaii.

  • Friday, August 3, 2012, at 6 p.m., the Cathedral of Saint Andrew  – An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A live conversation between Archbishop Tutu and Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii. Guests will enjoy a reception catered by the Halekulani. Tickets are $500 per person for reserved seating and $1,000 per person for the Archbishop's Circle.
  • Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 10 a.m., Tenney Theater, the Cathedral of Saint Andrew – The Peggy Kai Memorial Lecture. A free public lecture by Archbishop Tutu.
  • Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 5 p.m., Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum – The Bishop's Luau with Archbishop Tutu. Hosted by Archbishop Tutu and the Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick. The evening includes Hawaiian food, tradition, and entertainment. Tickets are $75 per person.
  • Sunday, August 5, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., the Cathedral of Saint Andrew – Choral Eucharist. Archbishop Tutu will be the preacher at the Sunday Holy Communion service. Admission is free to the public.
  • Sunday, August 5, 2012, at 5 p.m., the Cathedral of Saint Andrew – Interfaith Prayer Service. Archbishop Tutu joins Hawaii's leaders of other faiths at an interfaith prayer service. Admission is free to the public.

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