hospitality

The Power of Breast Milk

The Power of Breast Milk

“Can you come and squirt some of your breast milk into our nephew’s eyes? He’s got sore eyes, and it will help them.” At the time I was asked, I…

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People of Peace / Gatekeepers

People of Peace / Gatekeepers

Jesus said to her, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband - for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.”…

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Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name

Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name

Title of Book: Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name Author: Mona Siddiqui Publisher, Year: Yale University Press, 2015 Reviewed by: C.H.   Mona Siddiqui introduces her book with the…

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Wedding

Wedding

My neighbours had invited me to join them at a relative’s wedding in a Middle Eastern city.  We were given a tiny welcome cup of coffee when we arrived, then…

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Being the guest: standing on holy ground

Being the guest: standing on holy ground

My experiences of hospitality in the Middle East North Africa, and South Asia, has always been that of generous hospitality. Along with some colleagues, I was invited to an iftar…

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Hospitality and God at Christmas

Hospitality and God at Christmas

We find recipes, work out quantities and make shopping lists; then we carefully combine ingredients. We take time to set up the place for hospitality, with places for people to…

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Hospitality among the diaspora

Hospitality among the diaspora

Continuing to explore hospitality, we ask what form it takes among the diaspora? Receiving hospitality I’m visiting my Lebanese friend Mariam at 3 in the afternoon. ‘Do you want something…

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Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

This blog continues the discussion of hospitality.  It may look very different according to where we live and work, and the blogs show that variety.  But it is important everywhere:…

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Hospitality: Following the Unwritten Rules

Hospitality: Following the Unwritten Rules

 This blog is the first of a series that will come out over the next months looking at hospitality. Jesus gives us an invitation to come and dine with him, prepares…

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Conversations and Relationships across faiths: where do we start? Part 2

Conversations and Relationships across faiths: where do we start? Part 2

In the previous blog, I discussed the importance of prayer in seeking to build cross-religious conversations and relationships. This second part looks at asking questions, hospitality, and growing deeper relationships.…

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