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Ubuntu: our better choices

Have Faith —

The word ubuntu comes from the Bantu tribe of South Africa.

It was introduced into general use by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and prioritizes inclusivity over exclusivity, community over competition, hospitality over hostility, dialogue over confrontation, and respect over domination.

A few years ago, when the archbishop visited Seattle, I was privileged to have a scheduled meeting with students from the University of Washington with Archbishop Tutu presiding.

He reminded the students of the difficulties he experienced with the education of his children.

He had to drive between one and two hundred...


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