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Women’s Shame – 3

Women’s Shame – 3

The previous two posts discussed shame ascribed to women, and embodied in women’s bodies. Jesus’ interaction with women who carried socially ascribed shame enabled their public vindication. Jesus took on…

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The Presence of God

The Presence of God

‘God is near us, God is in our heart’. This has been the surprising discovery of some of us as we seek to understand how our Muslim women friends experience…

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Loving my neighbour: hospitality

Loving my neighbour: hospitality

I shall never forget breaking the fast with my landlord’s family in the Middle East. The hospitality was generous, extravagantly generous. The table was groaning under an array of food…

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Women, Suffering, and the Messiah’s birth

Women, Suffering, and the Messiah’s birth

A few weeks ago I was with a Syrian family who had migrated to the west, an older woman with her daughter and son-in-law, and their small children. Like most…

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How much do I really love my neighbour?

How much do I really love my neighbour?

Muslims have been my friends for many years now and I have loved living and working with them for more than 30 years. I have not always understood and I…

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In their own words: revealing their hearts

In their own words: revealing their hearts

Before I had ever met any Muslims, I knew one particular thing about them: they do not have a personal relationship with God. I had read books, I talked to…

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Contextualising Christian Faith in Encounters with Muslim Women

Contextualising Christian Faith in Encounters with Muslim Women

Miriam Adeney, in the preface to her book ‘Daughters of Islam’ asserts “… strategy decisions that affect women are made in ignorance” because while most Christians and mission leaders value…

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