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Conversations and Relationships Across Faiths: where do we start? Part 1

Conversations and Relationships Across Faiths: where do we start? Part 1

As a teacher in Southeast Asia, I once heard a colleague talking about her time studying in Brisbane, Australia. During that time, she said, no-one had spoken to her about…

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In hospitality and relationship

In hospitality and relationship

This is the 4th blog which explores the experience of sharing in Life cycle events and rites of passage with our Muslim friends in the light of activity which Cathy…

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Sight, embrace and flourishing

Sight, embrace and flourishing

We continue to explore what can be learnt from participating in the experience of sharing in Life cycle events and rites of passage with our Muslim friends. In the first…

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Meeting God together whilst sitting with the bereaved

Meeting God together whilst sitting with the bereaved

Last week, on hearing the sad news, I rush to the house of a dear North African friend, suddenly and very unexpectedly made a widow at the tender age of…

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Two left feet: Navigating shame in relationships

Two left feet: Navigating shame in relationships

There are many encounters and conversations I wish I could have again; not only those where I thought of what I could have said so much later, but those when…

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Subverting shame through servanthood

Subverting shame through servanthood

When I worked in hierarchically-structured shame and honour cultures in Asia and the Middle East, I thought I understood what it meant to emulate my master Jesus in serving, or…

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The Kingdom of God in our midst

The Kingdom of God in our midst

What is the evidence we see that the Kingdom of God is coming among our Muslim sisters? When John was in prison he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if…

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Fasting

Fasting

Ramadan has come and gone for another year. Gone are the long daylight hours without food or drink, the clogged traffic as everyone rushes for home before the evening break-fast,…

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When Women Speak, a poem for two voices

When Women Speak, a poem for two voices

When women speak ....                           When women speak ... Who's listening? Who hears? What do you hear? Do…

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Jesus Talking to a Woman

Jesus Talking to a Woman

As women we are grounded in time and space, in our families, in our communities with their histories, and in the daily needs of food and drink and rest for…

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