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Come Follow Me

Come Follow Me

It is amazing what God is doing in these times. How he is moving Muslims from closed nations, into our western situations, and then starting to do miraculous things among…

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Hearing the voice of the other

Hearing the voice of the other

In her essay, ‘Can the Subaltern Speak’, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak argues that interventions under colonial rule, such as the abolition of the Hindu rite of sati, is a case of…

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Lessons from the long-expected joy of sharing Jesus stories with Muslim women

Lessons from the long-expected joy of sharing Jesus stories with Muslim women

The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng. Psalm 68:11 For eight years I have read about, thought of, prayed for and worked…

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The Hospitality of God in the context of faith conversations: the Prophets Stories

The Hospitality of God in the context of faith conversations: the Prophets Stories

"We must go on being profoundly and deeply hospitable...we mustn't turn against people because of their faith…” Justin Welby, Arch Bishop of Canterbury, following a third terrorist attack in the…

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The Presence of God

The Presence of God

‘God is near us, God is in our heart’. This has been the surprising discovery of some of us as we seek to understand how our Muslim women friends experience…

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How do Muslim women do theodicy?

How do Muslim women do theodicy?

How do Muslim women do theodicy? How do they make sense out of suffering? And where is God when they suffer? I’ve recently had the chance to explore this and…

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Women, the seventh face of Islam?

Women, the seventh face of Islam?

I am indebted to the work of Dr John Azumah, who helps us recognise the diversity that there is in Islam. Through what he calls the ‘five faces of Islam’,…

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Women, Suffering, and the Messiah’s birth

Women, Suffering, and the Messiah’s birth

A few weeks ago I was with a Syrian family who had migrated to the west, an older woman with her daughter and son-in-law, and their small children. Like most…

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How much do I really love my neighbour?

How much do I really love my neighbour?

Muslims have been my friends for many years now and I have loved living and working with them for more than 30 years. I have not always understood and I…

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In their own words: revealing their hearts

In their own words: revealing their hearts

Before I had ever met any Muslims, I knew one particular thing about them: they do not have a personal relationship with God. I had read books, I talked to…

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