Ubuntu: the philosophy of tolerance and understanding helping combat knife-crime
Watch out for Everyday Ubuntu a wonderful new book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter Mungi Ngomane.
It’s published this Thursday (19th September) and offers an essential guide to Ubuntu, the South African philosophy of interconnectedness, tolerance, kindness and understanding.
Long championed by Nobel Peace Prize winning anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu, the practice is currently being used by London Police in its fight against gang culture and knife crime.
The philosophy is central to the Ubuntu Round Tables Project - a partnership between Youth Futures and the Tutu Foundation UK that brings disenfranchised young people and their local police officers together to build respect and understanding and reduce antagonism on the streets.
This community mediation project is bringing positive results and new levels of trust between police and youth in our troubled inner city communities
In Everyday Ubuntu: living better the African way, Ngomane - a patron of the Tutu Foundation UK - takes readers through 14 lessons that can help them implement Ubuntu into their daily lives. Ubuntu is based on the belief that there is a universal human bond:that everyone is connected by a shared humanity. No one whoukd be rejected or considered without worth.
By embracing the philosophy of Ubuntu and living it out in daily life, it’s possible to overcome division and be stronger in a world where the wise build bridges, not walls.
Everyday Unbuntu is published by Bantam Press on Thursday 19th September. £12.99 Hardback. It Includes a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu