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Trust

Trust

There’s a suggestion by some researchers that the more collectivist a society is, the less likely people are to trust someone who is not an insider to their group. That…

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She has done a beautiful thing

She has done a beautiful thing

A broken jar. Expensive perfume ‘wasted’. Rebuked and criticised. Affirmed. A messenger who will be remembered. Women’s acts of ministry, doing things in women’s ways, are often the subject of…

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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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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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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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Women who break the rules

Women who break the rules

I recently spent a week with a group of women who follow Jesus out of Islam, exploring women who break the rules. We looked at 5 women in the Bible,…

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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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