African Communalism: The Way to Social Harmony and Peaceful Co-existence
"A close examination of African cyclic symbols, spatial categories, architecture, visual art and ritual life reveals the cosmo-biological bond connecting all of God's creation. Life is a gift of God, and everyone has the obligation to preserve and prolong it. The way to social harmony lies in going back to our cultural heritage and our past - African communalism, a system built on equity, respect for human rights and the rule of law. Any society - Church or State - that nurtures structural injustice deliberately, keeps the majority in abject poverty and installs mental and physical slavery eventually only prepares a pepper-soup for social violence and internecine civil war. In the words of John F. Kennedy "Those who make dialogue impossible, make violence inevitable.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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CYCLIC SYMBOLS AND HARMONY WITH
LIFE IN AFRICAN CONCEPT
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