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The woman in Islam.

The woman in Islam.

“Being a woman is a punishment by itself. There is no joy. There is no security. I don’t know why God found me an unnecessary person. I don’t know what…

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Longing to be true and faithful

Longing to be true and faithful

Over the last weeks, I have been listening to testimonies from sisters who follow Jesus out of Islam. Each time I am drawn back to  the starting point of their…

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Trust: the reality of relationships across cultures

Trust: the reality of relationships across cultures

I’m thinking through two different aspects of trust at the moment. With a group of friends from our local neighbourhood who are are not believers my focus is how am…

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Trust: working with diaspora communities

Trust: working with diaspora communities

I’ve been thinking about trust... I have an interesting relationship with a Persian lady here on a bridging visa, with her husband and two teenage sons. She initially rang the…

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Prayer is so different

Prayer is so different

My prayer experience while I've become Christian is incomparable with my prayer experience in Islam. When I was a Muslim I should pray in Arabic which is not my mother…

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God making himself known to women

God making himself known to women

The God who sees – Hagar. God who hears – Hannah. God who protects – Tamar. God who provides – Rahab. God who heals – woman who was bleeding. God…

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The imperative of faith is to trust God

The imperative of faith is to trust God

A recent conversation with a friend who is a Muslim left me wondering. As we shared stories of some of our life journeys since we had last seen each other,…

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God responds to pain and suffering

God responds to pain and suffering

We had climbed to part of the area that had been devastated by the earthquake. Under a makeshift shelter an old lady sat rocking back and forward. She described the…

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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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How should I respond (not react)?

How should I respond (not react)?

I was new in this large Middle Eastern city, about to embark on a year of study. I was travelling in the women’s carriage of the tram, at a time…

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