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Importance of a son

Importance of a son

(This blog is an excerpt from Vivienne Stacey’s book ‘Women in Islam’, published in 1995. It is used with permission from Interserve GBI.) Quoting from the unpublished manuscript of a…

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‘I am the Lord’s servant…’

‘I am the Lord’s servant…’

My Muslim friends have often challenged me about what it means to live my faith as an act of submission to God in the everyday of life. Where I struggle…

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Depictions of Hagar

Depictions of Hagar

There are a number of pictures of Hagar in western art. Some portray Sarah offering Hagar, her slave, to Abraham to get her pregnant, so she can have a child…

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Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam

  Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam, by Asra Q. Nomani. Harper One 2006. Reviewed by Moyra Dale   This is not a new book:…

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Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk By Tom and JoAnn Doyle, with Greg Webster W Publishing Group (Thomas Nelson) 2021 Reviewed by Moyra Dale   This book tells the stories of eight Middle…

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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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Bless you!

Bless you!

Walking along the road in a rural town, I smile at the baby on the lap of the woman who is sitting on the pavement, selling greens from her basket.…

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Integrated Women Living and Learning

Integrated Women Living and Learning

Our separate roles, our different relationships, do not disconnect us or divide who we are. If all of life is the sphere of God’s glory, then all of life —…

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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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When we pray…

When we pray…

Covid-19 may have locked us down in isolation, but at the same time it has opened up new possibilities for connection.  We’ve zoomed or skyped with friends from decades past,…

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