Haven’t heard much about this Project Ubuntu, but Daniel is in town this week, so give him a call if you’re interested in finding out more. Website: www.projectubuntu.info. Good luck to Daniel in his attempt to create more “community” throughout our country.
“Ubuntu” is a philosophy found throughout the southern nations of Africa that is characterized by the notion that a person is a person through others (in Zulu: “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”). That is, as Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, it is not centered around the concept of “I think, therefore I am;” but rather, “I am a human because I belong. I participate. I share.” It comes from someone “knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.”
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