What is ubuntu and does this concept lead to an understanding of creating peace? Listen to Co-creating Peace, “Ubuntuworks”, Episode #113 with the founder of the the Ubuntuworks Project, Eric Sirotkin, board member, Raphael Masesa, and host, Kathleen Oweegon.
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First, Eric Sirotkin mixes his experience as a lawyer, film producer, author and peacemaker, to contribute to the movement from the age of separation toward the era of ubuntu. He contributed to the dialogue on the new Constitution in South Africa, was a UN-sponsored election observer at President Mandela’s election, and coordinated an International Monitoring Project of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Raphael Chisubo Masesa has been teaching Indigenous law and Integrative law, among others at the University of the Western Cape and the IIE Varsity College for more than 15 years. He is a Board member of Ubuntuworks Project. Learn more about Raphael Chisubo Masesa at: linkedin.com/in/chisubo.
Co-creating Peace Podcast Host
Host Kathleen Oweegon is the founder of Bridges of Peace with offices in Oregon and New Mexico. She also serves on the Board of Directors of International Institute for Global Leadership and has been an educator in communication and leadership skills.
In this episode, they discuss:
What is ubuntu?
Understanding how ubuntu manifests itself in everyday life.
Learning the connection ubuntu makes to indigenous law and peacemaking.
Experiencing how active listening, dialogue, compassionate listening, and other ways of practicing deep listening and empathy can help build ubuntu in our lives.
Learn more about Ubuntuworks
The Ubuntuworks Resource Hub provides organizations and individuals with data, stories, studies and support for a more connected and compassionate world.