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Strengthening the Ubuntu social canopy after the Afrophobic attacks

Zorodzai Dube
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 37, No 1 | a1461 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v37i1.1461 | © 2016 Zorodzai Dube | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 April 2015 | Published: 23 May 2016

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Zorodzai Dube, Department of New Testament, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

In view of the aftermath of the Afrophobic attacks in South Africa, this study regards Paul’s emphasis concerning common humanity and morality as a possible lacuna towards strengthening Ubuntu. Paul taught that both the Jews and the Gentiles have their common ancestor – Adam, and that good morality is a better identity marker than ethnicity. In view of the aftermath of the Afrophobic attacks in South Africa, this study suggests that similar arguments can be used to amend the Ubuntu social canopy.

Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This study is interdisciplinary in nature in that it uses perspectives from social sciences to seek solutions towards a more inclusive community

Keywords: Afrophobia; Xenophobia; Ubuntu; Social Canopy; Christ-like Anthropology


Keywords

Afrophobia; Xenophobia; Ubuntu; Social Canopy; Christ-like Anthropology

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