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Rendering women voiceless: suffering without lament

Rendering women voiceless: suffering without lament

I remember the evening well. One of my students had died in a motorcycle accident and I was called to the hospital. I had given her permission to leave after…

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Women of the Bible – what do they teach us?

Women of the Bible – what do they teach us?

In this blog Moyra draws both on her extensive Bible knowledge and her experience of “doing life” with women from the Middle East over a couple of decades. She unearths…

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People of Peace / Gatekeepers

People of Peace / Gatekeepers

Reading Moyra’s piece on gatekeeping and people of peace gave a small team engaging with diasporic Muslim community in Europe the opportunity to pause and consider who the people of…

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Dhikr: in the heart of faith

Dhikr: in the heart of faith

This blog written by our dear sister Moyra, epitomises her style, her practice, her heart and her understanding of Muslim women. As I read this blog 2018 I was being…

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Envy and Blessing

Envy and Blessing

Walking along the road in a Middle Eastern rural town, I passed a woman sitting on the pavement, selling greens from her basket, her baby on her lap. I smiled…

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Privilege, Entitlement and Honour – Whose voice is heard?

Privilege, Entitlement and Honour – Whose voice is heard?

Moyra’s storytelling style to teach difficult truths and encourage the reader to question one’s own assumptions and blind spots is particularly helpful in this blog. Moyra’ starts by embedding us…

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An Unlikely Pair

An Unlikely Pair

Moyra Dale consistently impresses me with her scholarly, thorough understanding of both formal and popular teaching within Islam and this blog is no exception. Moyra’s study and awareness of Middle…

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The Power of Breast Milk

The Power of Breast Milk

This blog epitomises the When Women Speaks Website. Moyra explores for us an important topic fundamental to each person and each woman’s life, a topic unexplored in mainstream missions’ preparation.…

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Joining and belonging

Joining and belonging

I had gone with Ahmed to his Sufi group a couple of times, and this time there was an initiation rite for several new disciples. The initiation rites followed the…

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Sharing our stories

Sharing our stories

It all started with my involvement in a cooking group which is part of the offer from our local church community centre situated in the multi faith area of the…

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