|Title||Ubuntu- Global Oneness Project|
|Date released (year)||2009|
|Keywords/tags||Ubuntu, sustainability, justice, community|
|Link to film||http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIc24sakT84
|Synopsis||“I am because you are,” is the deep meaning of Ubuntu, a traditional African philosophy recognizing the shared essence within humanity and life. In this film, we visit Dorah Lebelo and the GreenHouse Project, Credo Mutwa, the great Zulu traditional healer and teacher, and the forem Deputy Minister of Health, Nozizwa Madlala-Routledge, to learn more about this fundamental understanding of life and its ramifications on how we treat each other, ourselves, and the earth.|
The Global Oneness Project is a digital, ad-free, bi-monthly magazine. Through stories, we explore the threads that connect culture, ecology, and beauty. Our collection of films, photography, and essays feature diverse and dynamic voices from around the world.
Ubuntu (Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]; English: /uˈbʊntuː/ oo–BUUN-too) or “uMunthu” (Chichewa) and “Botho” (Setswana) is a southern African ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other. Some believe that ubuntu is a classical African philosophy or worldview whereas others point out that the idea of ubuntu is a philosophy or worldview developed in written sources during the second half of the 1900s. The word ubuntu has its origins in the Bantu languages of southern Africa.
|Links to other resources|| Mvuselelo Ngcoya (2009) Ubuntu: Globalization, Accommodation, and Contestation in South Africa.
Jacqueline Church (2012) Sustainable Development and the Culture of uBuntu, De Jure, 45 Volume 2: Download Article in PDF