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Hope in turbulent times

Hope in turbulent times

The beginning of this month was marked not only by the season of Advent Hope, but by the hope made into reality of the news of the arrival of the…

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Hospitality and God at Christmas

Hospitality and God at Christmas

We find recipes, work out quantities and make shopping lists; then we carefully combine ingredients. We take time to set up the place for hospitality, with places for people to…

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Hospitality among the diaspora

Hospitality among the diaspora

Continuing to explore hospitality, we ask what form it takes among the diaspora? Receiving hospitality I’m visiting my Lebanese friend Mariam at 3 in the afternoon. ‘Do you want something…

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Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

This blog continues the discussion of hospitality.  It may look very different according to where we live and work, and the blogs show that variety.  But it is important everywhere:…

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Hospitality: Following the Unwritten Rules

Hospitality: Following the Unwritten Rules

 This blog is the first of a series that will come out over the next months looking at hospitality. Jesus gives us an invitation to come and dine with him, prepares…

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Who do I think you are?

Who do I think you are?

A Muslim. A woman. A Muslim woman. A refugee. A migrant. An Arab. An Asian. Lost. Needy. Among those I am called to. My ministry target group. My neighbour. My…

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Who do they think I am?

Who do they think I am?

When I was working in South Asia, the girls at the college where I was filled the gaps in my story according to their cultural norms and came to this…

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Bless you!

Bless you!

Walking along the road in a rural town, I smile at the baby on the lap of the woman who is sitting on the pavement, selling greens from her basket.…

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Integrated Women Living and Learning

Integrated Women Living and Learning

Our separate roles, our different relationships, do not disconnect us or divide who we are. If all of life is the sphere of God’s glory, then all of life —…

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Her name is important

Her name is important

“For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one’s mother’s name in public, lest her name become…

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