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God making himself known to women

God making himself known to women

The God who sees – Hagar. God who hears – Hannah. God who protects – Tamar. God who provides – Rahab. God who heals – woman who was bleeding. God…

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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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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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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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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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Identity for Believers from a Muslim background: Equality of Women

Identity for Believers from a Muslim background: Equality of Women

One of the most transformative aspects of Christian identity in the lives of believers from a Muslim background is the equality and value the Bible places on women. I have…

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Identity: Helping women discover their identity in light of the Bible.

Identity: Helping women discover their identity in light of the Bible.

One of the tragedies of our world is the distortion of the female identity (Genesis 3:16 refers to this as part of the consequence of the fall). Part of the…

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Identity: How do women from a Muslim background understand their identity?

Identity: How do women from a Muslim background understand their identity?

As Christians our identity is influenced in part by the Bible and our Christian community. Muslim women have their identity shaped by the Quran, Hadith and Muslim community. The result…

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Identity: Who am I? Who are you?

Identity: Who am I? Who are you?

Identity is an important issue for every person and hence, for every woman. Each woman is on a journey, whether they are aware of it or not, to be who…

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Knowing God

Knowing God

How do women living under Islam relate to God? As a Christian woman who views and understands her religious texts through her own modes of knowing, some would say (individualistic)…

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