Tutu and ubuntu help tackle London’s knife-crime epidemic

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Tutu and ubuntu help tackle London’s knife-crime epidemic

Tutu Foundation UK project is bearing fruit by getting gangsters and cops to engage and change their perceptions of each other

Cape Town bureau chief

Ubuntu is being used to tackle knife crime in London, where 19 teenagers have been stabbed to death so far this year.

A project led by the Tutu Foundation UK, set up by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, has used the principles of ubuntu to bring together police and gang members.

After the meetings, which facilitators said were at times heated, gang members said they felt more positive about the police, and officers said they had more empathy and respect for young people...

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