Everyone has a tribe that they belong to. When you hear this word, you might envision a primitive people that live in some remote, African village marching off to do their daily fishing ritual. I can’t imagine that your particular social group is going to break out in a fishing dance later today at the office. However, in the broader sense of the word, you do in fact have a tribe. It could be with family of whom you share common ancestry or perhaps with friends that come together with shared interests and goals. Other factors such as religion and faith play a vital role in people’s lives, with those they share a common belief system with often becoming their people. Belonging to a group and gaining identity is certainly a good thing to have, that’s community. But what happens when our loyalty to our tribe becomes greater than it should to the exclusion of others around us? This is the danger of tribalism.
Founders of Hope Zambia
Damon & Lisa Matacchiera live and work in Zambia, Africa with their six children. Their extensive time on the field has culminated in the formation of Hope Zambia. This family’s motivation in everything they do comes from their desire to love God and love people. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this cause!
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