Everyday Ubuntu

Author: Nompumelelo Mungi Ngomane

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 9781787631984

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 240

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'This book will open your eyes, mind and heart to a way of being in the world that will make our world a better and more caring one.' DESMOND TUTU, author of The Book of Joy ____________________ Ubuntu is an ancient Southern African philosophy about how to live life well, together. It is a belief in a universal human bond, which says: I am only because you are. And it means that if you can see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of ubuntu it's possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges and the foolish build walls. These 14 beautifully illustrated lessons from the Rainbow Nation are an essential toolkit to helping us all to live better, together. In stories, practical lessons and applications that recognise our common humanity, our connectedness and interdependence, Everyday Ubuntu helps us to make sense of the world and our place in it. Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, this definitive guide offers practical tips on how we can all benefit from embracing others and living a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong.

Everyday Ubuntu

Author: Nompumelelo Mungi Ngomane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473570018

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 9320


'This book will open your eyes, mind and heart to a way of being in the world that will make our world a better and more caring one.' ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, author of The Book of Joy Ubuntu is an ancient Southern African philosophy about how to live life well, together. It is a belief in a universal human bond, which says: I am only because you are. It means that if you can see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of ubuntu it's possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges and the foolish build walls. These 14 beautifully illustrated lessons from the Rainbow Nation are an essential toolkit to helping us all to live better, together. In stories, practical lessons and applications that recognise our common humanity, our connectedness and interdependence, Everyday Ubuntu helps us to make sense of the world and our place in it. Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, this definitive guide offers practical tips on how we can all benefit from embracing others and living a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong. __________ What readers are saying about Everyday Ubuntu: ***** 'A concept we should all live by.' ***** 'Lots of little gems to help with everyday life.' ***** 'Must read... Very inspiring and thought-provoking.'

Ubuntu Relational Love

Author: Devi Dee Mucina

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887555861

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Ubuntu is a Bantu term meaning humanity. It is also a philosophical and ethical system of thought, from which definitions of humanness, togetherness, and social politics of difference arise. Devi Dee Mucina is a Black Indigenous Ubuntu man. In Ubuntu Relational Love, he uses Ubuntu oratures as tools to address the impacts of Euro-colonialism while regenerating relational Ubuntu governance structures. Called “millet granaries” to reflect the nourishing and sustaining nature of Indigenous knowledges, and written as letters addressed to his mother, father, and children, Mucina’s oratures take up questions of geopolitics, social justice, and resistance. Working through personal and historical legacies of dispossession and oppression, he challenges the fragmentation of Indigenous families and cultures and decolonizes impositions of white supremacy and masculinity. Drawing on anti-racist, African feminist, and Ubuntu theories and critically influenced by Indigenous masculinities scholarship in Canada, Ubuntu Relational Love is a powerful and engaging book.

Reclaiming Wellness

Author: Jovanka Ciares

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608687856

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 9584


If you’ve ever felt left out of “elite” healthcare regimes or thought that being healthy shouldn’t be expensive, this book is for you. Reclaiming Wellness explores today’s most effective wellness practices — and their multicultural sources — in a way that makes overall health accessible to all. The book provides: practical, affordable, delicious, and fun ways to incorporate plant-based whole foods into even the most time-crunched routine lazy-proof means of movement that feel more like self-love than dreaded exercise techniques of mindfulness, meditation, and visualization that make them meaningful everyday tools ways to experience nature, music, and community to heal and connect

Violence, Peace and Everyday Modes of Justice and Healing in Post-Colonial Africa

Author: Marongwe, Ngonidzashe,Thomas Duri, Peter Fideli

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9956550426

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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Violence in its various proportions, genres and manifestations has had an enduring historical legacy the world over. However, works speaking to approaches aimed at mitigating violence characteristic of Africa are very limited. As some scholars have noted, Africans have experienced cycles of violence since the pre-colonial epoch, such that overt violence has become banalised on the African continent. This has had the effect of generating complex results, legacies and perennial emotional wounds that call for healing, reconciliation, justice and positive peace. Yet, in the absence of systematic and critical approaches to the study of violence on the continent, discourses on violence would hardly challenge the global matrices of violence that threaten peace and development in Africa. This volume is a contribution in the direction of such urgently needed systematic and critical approaches. It interrogates, from different angles and with inspiration from a multidisciplinary perspective, the contentious production and resilience of violence in Africa. It calls for a paradigm shift – an alternative approach that forges and merges African customary dispute resolution and Western systems of dispute resolution – towards a framework of positive peace, holistic restoration, sustainable development and equity. The book is a welcome contribution to students and practitioners in security studies, African studies, development studies, global studies, policy studies, and political science.

A Hidden History of Youth Development in South Africa

Author: Margaret Perrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000361772

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Drawing on two decades of interviews and ethnographic fieldwork (1998–2018), this book presents a unique and multi-faceted history of youth development in South Africa through the lens of a South African non-governmental organization (NGO) prominent in youth development from the mid-1980s until 2008. The book weaves history, ethnography, and discourse analysis to contextualize the Joint Enrichment Project (JEP) in the politics and history of South African education. It examines JEP’s role leading up to and during South Africa’s transition to democracy, its work and influence in post-apartheid South Africa, and the continued relevance of its legacy to contemporary initiatives seeking to address youth development and social justice. While JEP repeatedly repositioned itself as an organization, from fighting the effects of apartheid on young people to becoming a potential partner with the new African National Congress (ANC)-led government, its most significant role may have been to reposition people. After tracing JEP’s twenty-year history, the book focuses on the participants in a 1998 Youth Work Scheme, exploring their learning experiences and the program’s immediate impact on their lives. It then revisits these participants twenty years later in 2018, analyzing their life trajectories after JEP and comparing them with the life trajectories of former JEP staff over the same period—shedding light on broader patterns of socio-economic reproduction and change in the country. The book concludes with a discussion of a perennial paradox facing youth development institutions. This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of education, international development, anthropology, and African studies.

Journal of International Students || Vol 10 No 4 (2020): 10th Anniversary Series || Part I

Author: Krishna Bista,Chris Glass

Publisher: OJED/STAR

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 6732


Journal of International Students || Vol 10 No 4 (2020): 10th Anniversary Series || Part I We invite you to explore the fourth issue of our 10th anniversary series in the Journal of International Students with excellent essays from Jenny Lee, Darla Deardorff, Rosalind Raby, and Megan Siczek. Our final issue for 2020 features authors from and research focused on Armenia, Australia, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Issue 10.4 concludes our yearlong celebration with essays from influential voices in the field, who highlight critical issues facing international students, reflections on the last ten years in community college internationalization, and thoughts about how we need to move forward in the community.

Journal of International Students, 2020 Vol. 10 No. 3

Author: Krishna Bista,Chris Glass

Publisher: OJED/STAR

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 1268


We invite you to explore the third issue of our 10th anniversary series in the Journal of International Students! The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected every facet of our lives, and international students are profoundly impacted by the uncertainty in higher education worldwide. The cutting-edge research and analysis from our authors continues to be critical as we navigate new realities together. Issue 10.3 continues our yearlong celebration with essays from influential voices in the field who highlight the importance of supporting international students and immigrants in these challenges time, the diversification of students, and teaching and engaging international students.

Recovering Racists

Author: Idelette McVicker

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1493435280

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 4696


"It is a rare thing for me to stand with a book, explicitly about race and equity, that is written by a white person. Why? Because it is a rare thing to encounter a white person who has followed the lead of people of color into their own transformation so deeply that I trust the message coming from their white body. Idelette McVicker has done the work."--Lisa Sharon Harper (from the foreword) As a white Afrikaner woman growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Idelette McVicker was steeped in a community and a church that reinforced racism and shielded her from seeing her neighbors' oppression. But a series of circumstances led her to begin questioning everything she thought was true about her identity, her country, and her faith. Recovering Racists shares McVicker's journey over thirty years and across three continents to shatter the lies of white supremacy embedded deep within her soul. She helps us realize that grappling with the legacy of white supremacy and recovering from racism is lifelong work that requires both inner transformation and societal change. It is for those of us who have hit rock bottom in the human story of race, says McVicker. We must acknowledge our internalized racism, repent of our complicity, and learn new ways of being human. This book invites us on the long, slow journey of healing the past, making things right, changing old stories, and becoming human together. As we work for the liberation of everyone, we also find liberation for ourselves. Each chapter ends with discussion questions.

IKIGAI is IKIGAI (it's a life philosophy - it's not a framework)

Author: Dr.Sanjeevv Khanna

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Humans are born with a blessing and a curse, and they know that their death one day will come, and it is inevitable. So naturally stimulates the fear of death in the whole human race. But what I have drawn from this fear is that we are not afraid of death. The real crux of this fear is entwined with living an unfulfilled life till our time finishes on this earth. Fortunately, we have found a Japanese concept that can help defy this fear. It is called Ikigai. Ikigai is a common term for Japanese people. For English speakers, the term means subjective well-being. It encompasses the questions related to the purpose of one's life, the meaning of life, and joy and feeling alive. That's why ikigai can come from anywhere, maybe from your hobby, loved ones, or professional life. With my monolingual ear, the ikigai term comes as a term given by psychologists for healthy passion. The concept of ikigai works as a notification that our life should not primarily focus on business. Every culture comes with various life essential lessons, and no language has taken its monopoly to define a good life and ways of living it.