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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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Women’s Voice

Women’s Voice

In this first blog, Moyra issued an invitation to recognise and listen to women's voices. For me, I was struck by the way she challenges assumed norms about the role…

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Moyra Dale: celebrating her life and work

Moyra Dale: celebrating her life and work

Moyra Dale has made a decisive and remarkable contribution to our understanding women and their experience of Islam. We, in the When Women Speak … network, benefitted from Moyra’s passion…

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Unholy Spirits (Part 3)

Unholy Spirits (Part 3)

The question of demon possession is often referred to in the New Testament. It seems that those who are possessed by demons generally recognise this themselves, and this is a…

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Unholy Spirits (Part 2)

Unholy Spirits (Part 2)

It is necessary in a study of this sort to distinguish between these practices named above (in Part 1) and superstition. What is superstition to one person is not to…

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Unholy Spirits (Part 1)

Unholy Spirits (Part 1)

Some of the Jews accused Christ of having a demon. They had reached that last stage in spiritual degradation which mistakes light for darkness, holiness for unholiness – theirs was…

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Extending the bonds of kinship

Extending the bonds of kinship

‘Call my sister!’ A young woman at the college where I worked was in a heated discussion with me about the boundaries the college rules put on her leaving the…

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The imperative of faith is to trust God

The imperative of faith is to trust God

A recent conversation with a friend who is a Muslim left me wondering. As we shared stories of some of our life journeys since we had last seen each other,…

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