Ubuntu is homeless : an urban theological reflection

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dc.contributor.author De Beer, Stephan F.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-29T08:41:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-29T08:41:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-26
dc.description.abstract This article is reading ubuntu in the light of homelessness in the cities and towns of South Africa. It suggests that ubuntu itself is homeless and displaced as a way of being human together. Instead of the mediation of dignity and justice through an ubuntu-solidarity, street homeless people and others living vulnerably and in precarious circumstances are violated and excluded through a displacement of ubuntu-values. It also suggests a growing disconnect between the philosophy of ubuntu and its actual embodiment in the local urban political economy, local faith communities and local universities. Acknowledging the aspirational edge of ubuntu, the article then concludes to envision going beyond mere abstractions in the said spheres – the political economy, faith communities and local universities – in order to seek for concrete expressions of ubuntu-solidarity, asserting and mediating respect, dignity and justice. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.ve.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Beer, S.F., 2015, ‘Ubuntu is homeless: An urban theological reflection’, Verbum et Ecclesia 36(2), Art. #1471, 12 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ ve.v36i2.1471. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ ve.v36i2.1471
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51584
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Ubuntu en_ZA
dc.subject Homelessness en_ZA
dc.subject Cities and towns en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Ubuntu is homeless : an urban theological reflection en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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