In 1989, the Hawai’i Ecumenical Coalition on Tourism convened an historic conference on “Tourism in Hawai’i: Its Impact on Native Hawaiians and Its Challenge to the Churches.” Over 75 people participated in the conference from August 25th to the 28th at St. Stephen’s Diocesan Center on O’ahu. Nearly half of these were Kanaka Maoli from Kaua’i, O’ahu, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Maui and Hawaii, who represented their church, religious and native organizations. Other representatives of church and religious groups in Hawai’i as well as national and international visitors constituted the rest.
For more information and to read the document that came out of this conference click here.
Listening Session 2: Wednesday, November 5, 2022
The last listening session was on Wednesday, November 5, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm. This session had 35 participants from Hawai’i island, Maui, Kaua’i and O’ahu and it was live streamed on facebook.