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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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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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Miracles, healings and God

Miracles, healings and God

I once went with a group of students to the shrine of Sufi Qamar Ali Darvesh at Shivapur, a village near Pune in India. We watched the phenomenon of the levitating…

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Rites of healing

Rites of healing

I have been moved reading the article Figure 1. Tradition would dictate that these women, now impure and therefore a threat to the purity of the community (many carried babies…

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