King Alara ruled the small kingdom of Nubia. Though his people were brilliant, peaceful inventors, they often had to fight off pillagers.
Alara had a wild thought. Could he use spirituality to turn his enemies into peaceful community members?
It turns out Nubia shared commonalities with Egyptians. The Nubians believed in one God (Amun), and those Egyptians who worshiped one god did, too.
Could this commonality keep the peace?
Yes, but there was more to it. Spirituality was one thing, but Alara knew that building a great civilization required another important element.
Alara created leadership roles for both men and women, appointing women as spiritual leaders and political advisors.
He created the Culture of Amun. He reigned peacefully for 30 years, laying the groundwork for numerous Egyptian rulers, and deepening the role of spirituality for future generations.
Black unity is only possible if we’re able to embrace multiple voices, identities, and lived experiences.
Who is someone in your community you cast off because they are different from you? What would it look like to build community with them?
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