Monday, 8 September 2008 9:22 AM

Archbishop Tutu Likely to Visit Solomons

World renowned figure, Archbishop Desmond Tutu looks likely to visit the Solomon Islands in the near future, for the launch of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

This was revealed by Hon. Mathew Wale, Parliamentary Member for Auki/Langa Langa.

Archbishop Tutu was invited by the Solomon Islands Government to help with the setting up of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission following his experience with South Africa's reconciliation programme, in which he was instrumental in.

Hon. Mathew Wale said that the invitation for Archbishop Tutu's visit was part of the government's commitment towards peace and reconciliation.

Hon. Wale said that the world knows about Archbishop Tutu's leadership with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and his efforts for peace and reconciliation globally.

He continues to say that the Archbishop's visit to the Solomon Islands will be a significant one to the country and towards a global movement for reconciliation.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and is currently the chairman of The Global Elders. Archbishop Tutu is vocal in his defense of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He also campaigns to fight TB, HIV and AIDS, poverty and racism. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007.(wikipedia.org)


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