On Africa Liberation Day May 25, 2020, the coalition for the Liberation and Renewal of Africa, as people of faith and conscience, stood together in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis to lift up the ideals of Africa’s liberation.
The Declaration “Africa: Remember Who You Are” giving concrete examples on each aspect encourages those signing the Declaration to:
. recognize and confidently assert sthe power and dynamism of Africa’s people.
. look inward and find their gold within.
. join forces to pursue economic justice now!
. mobilize domestic resources to make universal healthcare a reality.
. protect the planet and its people and democratize all essential services!
. honour the sacrifices of the ancestors and demand leadership that puts the interests of the people first. Read and SIGN the DECLARATION.
“ A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed. ” Desmond Tutu 1999
The concept of ubuntu defines the individual in terms of their several relationships with others, and stresses the importance of ubuntu as a religious concept. The Zulu maxim umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (« a person is a person through other persons »)suggests that the person is to become one by behaving kindly towards humanity. Those who uphold the principle of ubuntu throughout their lives will, in death, achieve a unity with those still living. Read more.