We created Terralingua Ubuntu as a space for Terralingua members and friends to come together as a community, connect, and work together to sustain the biocultural diversity of life.
Ubuntu is a word in the isiXhosa and isiZulu languages of South Africa, meaning:
1. Humanity or personhood, achieved through interconnectedness with other people and community.
2. An African philosophy of humanism, grounded in the notion that human identity and dignity arise out of respect, concern, compassion, generosity, and reciprocity toward others–family, neighbors, ancestors, community, and the human race at large.
Terralingua Ubuntu expands the idea of humanness from “what makes us human in relation to other humans” to “what makes all of us human in relation to one another and to nature, of which we are a part”.
True to our mandate of actively supporting biocultural diversity, we developed a new website platform offering:
- A new membership system with several options for both paid and free membership, so that all of you can share your voice
- Forums to encourage dialogue about biocultural diversity
- An online store to purchase individual Terralingua resources
- A convenient portal for donating online
Please visit Terralingua Ubuntu, and consider joining the new membership system and taking advantage of its benefits!
Stay tuned for more news on our “Unity in Biocultural Diversity” campaign. And kindly bear with us while we complete this transition process. If you have any problems or questions concerning this new site or your membership, please get in touch with us through our contact form. If you have any comments or suggestions on this site, please write to us and let us know. We would love to hear from you!