“We believe that a person is a person through another person.” The word Ubuntu means “I am because we are” in Sanskrit it is called Sohum, “You are, therefore I am”. The word “you” in the sense that we are part of the living earth; earth, air, fire, water, space and time are sacred, our relationship to them is that of reverence. Ubuntu (Sohum) means we are all related, interdependent and connected.

Ubuntu is a non-dualistic all embracing multi-faith philosophy and way of life.

We believe the solitary individual is a contradiction in terms and therefore we seek to work for the common good because our humanity comes into its own in belonging. The I exists only in relationship to others. The earth is, therefore I am. My ancestors and teachers are, therefore I am. We believe that to manipulate creation with any greed or selfish intent Is a violation of Sacred Lore. Creation is Sacred, “The Earth Is Therefore I Am”

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu summarised Ubuntu referencing the ancient Vedic story of the butterfly:

“Growth happens through obstacles and only with resistance. A tree must push up against the dirt, the solid resistance of the ground, in order to grow. Muscles grow when we apply a counterforce of resistance against them, but first they tear apart and break down, only to become stronger in the rebuilding. A butterfly struggles against the cocoon that surrounds it, and it is this very struggling that makes it resilient enough to survive when it breaks free.”

We are a Church and wellness community that focuses on total health and diet, using natural plant based alternative healing methods. We use the strong terpenes found in the doTERRA oils we stock, as well as the many variety of herbs we supply in our shop. We are constantly and continually working to empower and educate on how to assist the body’s natural ability to heal illness and dis-ease. Get started by completing our online wellness intake form.

For assistance with your animals, you will need to fill out an animal intake form. Please fill out completely and we will be in touch with you soon to discuss your options or book you for a consultation with one of our trained staff.


Phone: 02 4926 1881 (10am – 5pm Mon to Friday)

Our Church and Wellness Clinic are located at:

97 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300 (by appointment only)

Email: info@churchofubuntu.org