UN Decade of Reconciliation: 2015-2024
UN International Decade For People of African Descent: 2015-2024
The United Nations declared 2015-2024 as the International Decade For People of African Descent. The video International Decade for People of African Descent explains the goals of the UN.
Michael Tellinger is the South African author of Ubuntu Contributionism. Ubuntu is an African concept of collaboration tTellinger is proposing as the new economic system. Ubuntu is very similar to the ancient Egyptian Principles of Maat, the Goddess of Truth and Justice. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa said that there can be no Ubuntu without Reconciliation.
To Raise Global Consciousness Quickly Now
To shift to Ubuntu, a system of cooperation, Earth must first renounce the 500+ years of colonialism and neo-colonialism that have wrought and continue to wreak such havoc on the peoples of the Earth -- including the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In 2001, the Australian government held a formal Reconciliation with the Aboriginal Peoples of that land.
Europe and European descendants in the Americans have wrought 500+ years of terror for the Melaninated Peoples of the Earth. We cannot raise our consciousness or become an enlightened planet without reconciliation of these horrors.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was the Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Would he be available at age 92 to help lead the UN Year of Reconciliation in 2024?
Michael Battle's book Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu describes Tutu's approach to creating a more humane world. Amazon says : "Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu" is Michael Battle's highly original analysis of Bishop Tutu's theology of Ubuntu -- an African concept recognizing that persons and groups form their identities in relation to one another -- and the model it affords for facilitating interracial community and reconciliation in South Africa."
I am, because of you: Further reading on Ubuntu says: "Ubuntu became known in the West largely through the writings of Desmond Tutu, the archbishop of Cape Town who was a leader of the anti-apartheid movement and who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. As he approached retirement, Tutu was asked by Mandela to chair South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which sought to come to terms with the human rights offenses of the past in order to move into the future.
The following and related steps are likely to produce the largest and fastest rise in global consciousness. They are also likely to promote a climate in which Ubuntu can function more effectively, widely, and quickly on Planet Earth.
The United Nations should use the Decade of Reconciliation to invite the colonizing countries of Europe (Britain, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy) to meet at the UN in a series of conferences with the 500 Native Nations of the Americas, the countries of Africa and Asia to issue formal apologies for the genocides, slavery, and theft of lands and resources.
The Catholic Church should also be invited to the conferences to formally apologize for its central role in authorizing and sanctioning the theft of continents, genocide, and slavery -- as well as its role in the brutal Inquisition.
The UN should resolve to protect the irreplaceable Amazon and its indigenous peoples -- its best protectors.
The United States and other governments of the Western hemisphere should be included in the reconciliation process to issue their own apologies to the 500 Native Nations for the theft of lands, genocide, and misrepresentation of their histories.
The US and the nations of the Western hemisphere should issue formal apologies to African Americans for the years of slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings, and segregation. As the 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness shows, these abuses are hidden but ongoing -- devastating much of the Black population.
The United Nations should formally adopt and promote the more accurate World Map.
The United Nations should recognize ancient Egypt as the mother of Western civilization. It should explain that the ancient Greeks acknowledged that they learned everything they knew by studying in Egypt with Egyptian priests. The UN should use the work of Dr. Martin Bernal, author of Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985, Volume 1), to explain that this truth was corrupted in the 18th century to justify slavery.