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Celebrating the life of Evelyne Reisacher

Celebrating the life of Evelyne Reisacher

The first time I met Evelyne, was on a boat as part of some meetings we both were at. With her good friend and ministry companion Farida Said, we talked…

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Meanings of Shame

Meanings of Shame

Much has been written about the concepts of ‘shame’ and ‘honour’, and how they are manifest in different cultural contexts. As Westerners reading and writing in English, it is, however,…

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What do people do when they pray?

What do people do when they pray?

What does it mean to pray? How do you pray? How would you describe Christian prayer? I have heard western Christians describe Christian prayer as spontaneous, in contrast to set…

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Honour/Shame Cultures – A Beginner’s Guide to Cross-Cultural Missions

Honour/Shame Cultures – A Beginner’s Guide to Cross-Cultural Missions

Title: Honour/Shame Cultures - A Beginner's Guide to Cross-Cultural Missions Author: Juliet November* Publisher: Self-published, 2017 Reviewer: SB Honour and Shame: “Is it really that significant?” I was being interviewed…

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Mosque Massacre: Responses and Women’s Roles.

Mosque Massacre: Responses and Women’s Roles.

On 15th March, two mass shootings were carried out in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand – the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre. It is the deadliest mass…

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Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women

Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women

Title:               Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women Author:           Amal Awad Publisher:     Vintage Books, 2017 Reviewer:     Louise Simon Clichés and stereotypes about Arab women…

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Grieving with those who grieve

Grieving with those who grieve

In the hours and days after the horror in Christchurch, I contacted several Muslim friends here in Sydney. I wanted to know how they were feeling and I wanted them…

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Rites of healing

Rites of healing

I have been moved reading the article Figure 1. Tradition would dictate that these women, now impure and therefore a threat to the purity of the community (many carried babies…

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Headstrong Daughters. Inspiring stories from a new generation of Australian Muslim women.

Headstrong Daughters. Inspiring stories from a new generation of Australian Muslim women.

Title of Book: Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring Stories from a New Generation of Australian Muslim Women Author: Nadia Jamal Published: Allen & Unwin, Sydney. 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Based on stories of…

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When Women Speak, a poem for two voices

When Women Speak, a poem for two voices

When women speak ....                           When women speak ... Who's listening? Who hears? What do you hear? Do…

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