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Windows into Islam 2

Windows into Islam 2

The series of 6 blogs, “Windows into Islam”, are a compilation from many of my other writings and speaking on women who live under Islam, and the result of conversations…

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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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Contextualisation and its impact on the good news for women

Contextualisation and its impact on the good news for women

Phil Parshall pioneered modern expressions oƒ contextualisation for ministry to Muslims. He defines contextualisation as “… the effort to understand and take seriously the specific context of each human group…

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When inaccessibility is created by strategies and attitudes

When inaccessibility is created by strategies and attitudes

The ‘inaccessibility’ of Muslim women and their apparent lack of interest in the gospel is considered a challenge by some. (Love, 1996, Reisacher, 2005, Adeney, 2000) What that inaccessibility looks…

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Healing from shame

Healing from shame

‘Daisy’ came from the Middle East to be married in a Western nation. Her husband and his family were abusive, and her husband ended up in jail. Although Daisy had…

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Rendering women voiceless: suffering without lament

Rendering women voiceless: suffering without lament

I remember the evening well. One of my students had died in a motorcycle accident and I was called to the hospital. I had given her permission to leave after…

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An Unlikely Pair

An Unlikely Pair

Moyra Dale consistently impresses me with her scholarly, thorough understanding of both formal and popular teaching within Islam and this blog is no exception. Moyra’s study and awareness of Middle…

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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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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 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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