The Archbishop of Canterbury preached a sermon to 10,000 people (the largest he has ever addressed) at the Eucharist which welcomed members of the Primates' Meeting and Anglican Consultative Council meeting. Also includes inset piece "We are a Eucharistic Community" by Patrick Forbes about Archbishop Desmond Tutu, host for the meeting, and his vision for all of southern Africa and in particular for forgiveness and reconciliation.
The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Capetown, has accepted an invitation by the Osnaburgh Band to visit the Osnaburgh Indian community in northern Ontario, August 13-14, 1990. The visit is expected to highlight issues of poverty, injustice and racial discrimination for Native Canadians.
The Anglican Church of Canada, in co-operation with the Osnaburgh Band, will provide media relations services to accredited media. If you wish to attend the event, please contact the Communications office (see below), before May 31st. A questionnaire is attached.
Although details of the planned events are not yet available, it is expected that presentations will be made by several representative groups. All sessions will be open to the public. The events will take place outside, as weather permits, or inside the Community Hall. The Band Council will also provide tours of the community and interpretation services to media personnel. We will make background and briefing materials available as soon as possible.
For more information, please contact: Diane Engelstad, Media Relations Officer, The Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2J6, tel. (416) 924-9192 ext. 312, fax. (416) 968-7983
The Most Rev. Rowan Williams, presented the Archbishop of Canterbury's Award for Outstanding Service to the Anglican Communion to Archbishop Robin Eames, retiring Primate of the Church of Ireland, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, on 16 November 2006. "Presenting the Award, Archbishop Williams said: "We have in the Anglican Communion various ways of recognising distinguished service. There are awards given at Lambeth Palace, there is the cross of St. Augustine. But once in a while somebody comes along for whom this doesn't seem completely adequate and when Desmond Tutu retired, the then Archbishop of Canterbury invented the Archbishop of Canterbury's Award for Outstanding Service to the Anglican Communion. Tonight it is a huge privilege to present that award for the second time'." Includes photos.
Speaking at an international seminar on land-mines, held in Harare, Zimbabwe, in February 1995, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called on the international community to "unequivocally condemn land-mines" saying that they are "excessively cruel, cause horrific injuries, and -- even after the cessation of hostilities -- target unarmed civilians indiscriminately".
Captioned photograph is the entire story. "Retired Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, lights a peace candle during ceremonies launching a Peace Centre honouring his struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The centre will be located in Cape Town and supported by a Seattle-based foundation".
Speaking in a personal capacity, during a radio interview on 11 February 1996, Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke in favour of ordaining homosexual people to the priesthood. "When questioned on the Church's attitude to homosexuality, the Archbishop replied " `The Church has not got there yet, but if we were to say that in relationships it is desirable that there is fidelity between a couple, why should we not extend the same conditions to same sex relationships ?' This is my personal position. I am passionate in my opposition to any injustice and I believe I know where our Lord would stand,' he added."
"Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited Nigeria recently to appeal on behalf of Chief Moshood Abiola, the presidential claimant detained by Nigeria's military rulers for treason. He was promised that the Chief will be released soon."