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This month 76 years ago, Desmond Tutu was born. Join us as we celebrate his birthday and the 23rd anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to him in 1984. Archbishop Desmond Tutu played a significant role in opposing Apartheid and promoting the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation in South Africa. He was an appropriate choice for the Chairmanship of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) when it was constituted in 1995. He is known all over the world as a cleric and fighter for peace and equality. Tutu is also credited with coining the term “Rainbow Nation” in reference to South Africa and her people.