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Lessons from the Samaritan woman on doing mission

Lessons from the Samaritan woman on doing mission

If we are to move away from strategies and practices in mission that marginalise women, how can the presence of Christ be revealed? I am advocating an engagement of comforting,…

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Contextualisation and its impact on the good news for women

Contextualisation and its impact on the good news for women

Phil Parshall pioneered modern expressions oƒ contextualisation for ministry to Muslims. He defines contextualisation as “… the effort to understand and take seriously the specific context of each human group…

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When inaccessibility is created by strategies and attitudes

When inaccessibility is created by strategies and attitudes

The ‘inaccessibility’ of Muslim women and their apparent lack of interest in the gospel is considered a challenge by some. (Love, 1996, Reisacher, 2005, Adeney, 2000) What that inaccessibility looks…

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Healing from shame

Healing from shame

‘Daisy’ came from the Middle East to be married in a Western nation. Her husband and his family were abusive, and her husband ended up in jail. Although Daisy had…

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Role of the family

Role of the family

Family lies at the core of how society organises in many nations of the Middle East and North Africa. In other areas, the tribe is the basic unit of the…

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Prayer and the discipleship journey

Prayer and the discipleship journey

Prayer as part of a woman’s life who follows Jesus from Islam cannot be assumed. In a previous blog we explored some of the ways women living under Islam think…

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Who am I that I could pray?

Who am I that I could pray?

What is prayer? How do women living under Islam understand Allah, themselves, their responsibilities? In what ways does this shape what they think about and how they approach prayer? A…

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Protection and healing

Protection and healing

As we discussed lived Islam one colleague talked about her community, explaining that it is more Salafi/Wahhabi and so very strictly against 'folk-type practice'. She explained: ‘they don’t agree with…

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Knowing God is relational

Knowing God is relational

We think in terms of relating to God in terms of knowing him. It is such a foreign concept to my friends. And yet at the same time they express…

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