'In the Ubuntu tribe of South Africa, when someone does something wrong, they take the person to the center of the village. There the tribe surrounds the individual for two days, while members of the tribe speak all of the good that s/he has done in their lifetime. The tribe believes each person is good, yet sometimes people make mistakes, which are actually cries for help. They unite in this ritual to encourage the person to reconnect with his/her true nature. The belief is that unity and affirmation are more powerful to change behavior than shaming or punishment.' - http://www.susiehayesnow.com/ubuntu/
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