Religious beliefs in Africa have long been considered to have extremely strong links to that of traditional African healing techniques. Many traditional African healers were also prominent religious leaders, which added to the strong relationship. In many African countries, there is a huge dependence and reliance on traditional African healing techniques to cure a wide range of illnesses and ailments. Many of the countries in Africa, especially in the more rural locations are not as advanced as countries in the western world and therefore many inhabitants of these places rely on traditional African healers to assist them.
In many African countries, there are two main aspects of medicine. In the larger cities with more advanced hospitals there is a strong reliance on western practices that involve physicians and scientifically based solutions. In rural locations there is an increased reliance on traditional healing such as herbal treatments and religion. Many Africans deal with illness in an altogether different way to which people in western society do. They place a greater emphasis on the prevention of illness through religion and belief rather than treating the illness once it occurs. The importance of religion cannot be underestimated in the process of preventing illness. It is a very popular belief that leading a good, honest life and regularly praying to God is an effective way to stay healthy and free of disease and illness.
There is a strong link between traditional African healers, prophets, religious leaders and medicine men that goes back many years. They are all seen as being able to prevent and cure many forms of illnesses and are therefore seen as being extremely important within African society. One such prophet that has gained huge popularity in Africa is Prophet Uebert Angel. The Zimbabwe-born prophet is an excellent example of the link between religion and healing. Many of the public speaking events organised by Uebert Angel revolve around prophecies and miracles, some of which involve disease and illness. The prophet identifies the Holy Spirit as playing an extremely important role in his life and reveals that he has been visited by Angels approximately fifty times.
Many Africans utilise both forms of medicine, both traditional African and western, in order to treat disease and illness. There are many examples of western medicine failing where traditional African medicine succeeded. It is clear that both have their merits and that the link between religion and medicine in Africa will continue to be a strong one.
For African people, religion has always played a huge part in their day-to-day lives. It affects how they behave and how they live their lives. Religion in Africa is seen as something that is of vast importance and each individual action is linked closely with their beliefs and values. Religion has changed a lot over the years and many African religions have now found themselves overtaken in popularity by other religions. It is widely concluded that most Africans are now either Christian or Muslim, however the popularity of the traditional African religions is still strong, particularly in the more rural locations.
The increase in popularity of Christianity has led to many Africans attending churches and public speaking events that are used by prophets to convey their beliefs and predictions to a wider audience. Prophets such as Uebert Angel currently enjoy high levels of success and events organised are extremely well attended. Prophet Uebert Angel is originally from Zimbabwe and regularly organises events for the benefit of the African people. It is at these events that prophets such as Uebert Angel can convey prophecies and talk about wonders and miracles that occur. This is a fine example of the direction that African religion is currently taking. The belief in religions such as Christianity is now as strong as ever, but there is still a large part of it that has links with the more traditional African religions.
Religion is a huge part of African life and it can have a major impact on the lives of people there. In addition to this, it can also be a very powerful tool in relation to bringing about change. African people are extremely religious and there are many examples in African history of leaders and governments being overthrown due to the prophecies or beliefs of a particular religion or religious leader. Religious leaders in Africa have brought about change and revolts against a number of European rulers in their time and still have a very strong input with regards to the future of Africa.
Despite the popularity of Christianity and other religions growing substantially in Africa, people there still retain many traditional African religious practices. Many Africans still believe in the process of the spiritual rites of passage concerning the transition between childhood and adulthood. In addition to this, the practice of sacrificing living things to achieve luck and prosperity and the process of praying to ancestral spirits is still very prominent.
Public speaking takes a great deal of confidence and experience in order to produce a strong and noteworthy performance. For those people new to public speaking and the problems that can occur during a speech, it can be a daunting and extremely anxious time. There are a number of important aspects to consider when speaking publicly. These aspects, if successfully dealt with can hugely increase the impact of the speech on the targeted audience and ensure that the intended message is conveyed efficiently and emphatically.
There are a number of renowned public speakers throughout the world that attract huge numbers of people. Individuals such as Prophet Uebert Angel have a huge following and regularly captivate his audience with a powerful and thoughtful speech. Uebert Angel uses a number of techniques in order to achieve his success and his speeches are always prepared effectively and performed with passion and confidence.
There are some important issues to consider whilst preparing for a public speaking event and also whilst performing at the event itself. Preparation is a very important aspect of public speaking. The most successful public speakers prepare their speeches with a target audience in mind and tailor their speeches to appeal to that audience. In addition to this, it is recognised that by practising and practising the speech before the event, speakers feel a sense of confidence before the event, with the belief that they can perform to the highest of standards.
Relaxation techniques can be utilised in order to retain a sense of calm prior to the event. Breathing techniques are a very useful way of remaining focused and relaxed. It is often the case that anxiety can severely impact on the performance of a public speaker which has a detrimental effect on the strength of the message that is being conveyed.
Positivity is key to producing a confident and effective performance in front of a large audience. Many of the most successful public speakers focus solely on the notion that they will produce a stellar speech, free of mistakes and with a powerful message. The negative aspects such as what can go wrong is removed from the mind completely as it can only cause anxiety and stress prior to, and during, a public speaking event.