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Archbishop Desmond Tutu In Honolulu For Four Public Events

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate at the Episcopal Church’s Cathedral of Saint Andrew

Desmond Tutu, the Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and a 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will participate in four public events in Honolulu this week at the Episcopal Church’s Cathedral of Saint Andrew. The public is invited to all four events; paid admission is required for one event.

Archbishop Tutu is in Honolulu at the invitation of the Dean of The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, the Very Reverend Walter B.A. Brownridge. Dean Brownridge, a friend of Archbishop Tutu, served in Cape Town, South Africa as a Canon of the Cathedral of Saint George on a mission with the Episcopal Church.

Archbishop Tutu will participate in the following public events in Honolulu:

- An Evening with Archbishop Tutu, Friday, August 3, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at The Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Tickets for this event are $500 and $1,000 per person, the proceeds of which will be used to endow the Desmond Tutu Outreach Fund for community benefit ministries in Hawaii, such as The Cathedral of Saint Andrew´s support of the Institute of Human Services. A reception for ticket holders will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The main program will feature a conversation with Archbishop Tutu and Leslie Wilcox, the president and CEO of PBS Hawaii. For ticket information, please call 534-2822, extension 577.

- Peggy Kai Lecture, Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Archbishop Tutu will give the Peggy Kai Lecture, which is supported by a generous gift from the trust of the late Peggy Kai. A program “Music of Reflection and Hope” will precede the Archbishop’s talk. This event is open to the public. While all seats in The Cathedral are filled, guests will be accommodated either in the neighboring Tenney Theater, or on the grounds of The Cathedral. A live video-stream of the talk will be on-screen in Tenney Theater. An audio feed of Archbishop Tutu’s lecture will be supplied to the grounds.

- Holy Eucharist, Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at The Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Archbishop Tutu will be the preacher at the Holy Eucharist service. The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, the Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii, will be the celebrant at the service. The public, and in particular all Episcopalians and members of the Anglican Communion, are invited to attend the Holy Eucharist Service.

- Interfaith Prayer Service, Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Archbishop Tutu will participate in an Interfaith Prayer Service, but is not scheduled to preach at this service. The leaders of many faiths and denominations that practice in Hawaii will join Archbishop Tutu at this service. The service will include special guest choirs, Kawaiolaonapukanileo, Kawaiaha‘o Church Choir and Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, soloists Georgine Stark, Malia Ka‘ai-Barrett and Christopher Kelsey, along with the combined Cathedral choirs will sing this beautiful service. Guest director, Nola Nahulu, will lead the choirs in singing the Kamehameha IV Evening Service by Hawaii composer, John McCreary, and other Hawaiian sacred music. Cathedral Director of Music, John Robert Renke, will be the organist. The public is invited to attend the service.

Parking at The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, which is located at the corner of South Beretania Street and Queen Emma Street in downtown Honolulu, is extremely limited. The public is strongly encouraged to park at public parking lots on Alakea and Bethel Streets in downtown Honolulu. Overflow parking will be available at Central Middle School for Saturday morning and Sunday morning events.

For more information on Archbishop Tutu’s public events in Honolulu, please visit www.tutuatthecathedralofstandrew.org. For more information on The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, please visit www.saintandrewscathedral.net.


Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 80, is the Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. He was the first black South African to lead the church in his native country. Archbishop Tutu was a prominent and courageous opponent of apartheid in South Africa. He has continued his opposition to injustice worldwide, and now serves as Chairman of The Elders, a group of internationally recognized leaders including the Dali Lama that speaks out for human rights and the oppressed. Archbishop Tutu has been awarded many honors, including the 1984 Nobel Prize for Peace, the 1986 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the (U.S.) Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

The Very Reverend Walter B.A. Brownridge
Father Walter B.A. Brownridge is the Dean of The Cathedral of Saint Andrew of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. He is the twentieth dean of the Cathedral, and was appointed to the post in October 2011. Prior to his appointment to Hawaii, Father Brownridge served for five years as Associate Dean for Community Life at the School of Theology, Sewanee: The University of the South. Father Brownridge earlier served in the Diocese of Cape Town, South Africa, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa where he was a Canon at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. Before becoming an Episcopal priest, Father Brownridge was an attorney, and his service included working as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department prosecuting white-collar crime.


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