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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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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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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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Thinking about face

Thinking about face

I vividly remember the first time I became personally aware of the concept of ‘face’—which I now know to be linked with ‘shame.’ I was 18, teaching night classes to…

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RAHAB: Who are you?

RAHAB: Who are you?

"I have 3 different Instagram accounts," said Ika, a young entrepreneur who wears a hijab. "On Instagram A I become a devout Muslim, on Instagram B I become a tough…

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Privilege, Entitlement and Honour – Whose voice is heard?

Privilege, Entitlement and Honour – Whose voice is heard?

We have traveled several hours from the capital city to visit Fatima in her home, in a tiny village which overlooks miles of hills covered in orderly lines of olive…

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Privilege, Entitlement and Honour : hierarchies of age, gender, …?

Privilege, Entitlement and Honour : hierarchies of age, gender, …?

Men are sitting on the floor, plates in front of them. They talk easily among themselves, barely acknowledging the presence of the young unmarried women who move around the group,…

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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World by E.Randolph Richards and Richard James IVP Academic, 2020 Reviewed by Moyra Dale   The book is…

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Writing my own ending: the power of story to overcome shame

Writing my own ending: the power of story to overcome shame

Tell me your story. It’s an invitation issued by God again and again in his encounters with individuals, particularly women, in scripture. When Adam and Eve confronted their shame in…

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Shaping our relationships with trust

Shaping our relationships with trust

While we affirm trust as a fundamental of relationships, grasping and navigating its meaning and practice can, quite frankly, feel almost impossible. Trust has different meanings. People speak about it…

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