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B A C K G R O U N D
What’s the difference between ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Wisdom’?
Knowledge: Having an awareness of something while ‘Wisdom’ is the ability to discern what parts of that ‘knowledge’ are true and applicable to life.
Aphorism: A brief sentence or phrase that expresses an opinion or makes a statement of Wisdom-yourdictionarycom.
Proverb: A concise phrase that gives advice or state a truism. Proverbs can sound deep and wise, but it is the cultural context of proverbs that lend them meaning. Without context, proverbs must be interpreted in light of your own personal experience. Proverbs have been part of the human culture for thousands of years.”-Simran Khurana
Proverbs originate from Egypt, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, German, Uganda, Nigeria, China, Ireland, Russia, Croatia, Dutch, Indigenous cultures of the Americas, among others.
‘Wisdom as Female’ The Book of Proverbs (Chapters 3:13–18; 4:5–9; 7:4–5; and more…) in the Bible, personifies the concept of ‘Wisdom as Female’.
In other words, the book of Proverbs refers to Wisdom as “She”. “The Church” is also referred to as “She”. Perhaps this is because the Mother of all things…Wisdom transliterated across languages is a grammatical feminine noun.
“She”, Wisdom, is the source of all Wealth, Health, Learning, Leadership, Unity, Love of Community. “She” provides Assurance for the continuity of humankind: A ‘powerful’ impulse in every way.
C O N F E R E N C E P U R P O S E
The earthly “She” has found her voice in “#ME TOO” Movement where “She” has instinctively learned to speak in Wisdom, to be wise while healing--finding Balance, and Peace in her victory. The natural shift in energy from “Victim to Victor” forces a movement beyond spiritual confusion hurt and pain. The “SHE” IS WISDOM conference series is designed to bring Women into emotional empowerment by a new promotion to reclaim, embrace and find balance of the mind, body, and soul, through focus on innate Wisdom.
F O R M A T / T H E M E
Proverbs and Aphorisms, fall into multiple categories which will serve as the Heading/Subject Matter for each guest speaker. Invited guest speakers will open their discussion/speech with a Proverb or an Aphorism pertinent to one or more of the following categories related to the subject of their speech:
Peace and Leadership
Community and Unity: Becoming Beloved Community
Family and Friendship
Money, Wealth, Riches and Poverty
Beauty and Health, Nutrition
Love, Marriage, Relationships
See link below for sample list of African PROVERBS identified in an article on Afritorial.com
Example of Proverbs:
“He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is only taking a walk.” ~ Malawi proverb
“When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.” ~ Swahili saying.
“Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense. ~ Kenya proverb.