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Lessons from the Samaritan woman on doing mission

Lessons from the Samaritan woman on doing mission

If we are to move away from strategies and practices in mission that marginalise women, how can the presence of Christ be revealed? I am advocating an engagement of comforting,…

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Knowing God is relational

Knowing God is relational

We think in terms of relating to God in terms of knowing him. It is such a foreign concept to my friends. And yet at the same time they express…

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Is it all about marriage for women?

Is it all about marriage for women?

From my observations in my Arab city context, women seem to grow in influence as/if she progresses through the life stages in the expected way. A girl who hits puberty…

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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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A Journey

A Journey

At first, my mind was closed. I was afraid and asked, Why did he give me birth? My heart was like a bomb blast. Day by day as I read,…

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Is trust a liminal space?

Is trust a liminal space?

How can our relationships with our Muslim friends, sisters and colleagues thrive and flourish? Can we understand the negotiations in these relationships, shaped by the necessity of building bridges across…

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People of Peace / Gatekeepers

People of Peace / Gatekeepers

Reading Moyra’s piece on gatekeeping and people of peace gave a small team engaging with diasporic Muslim community in Europe the opportunity to pause and consider who the people of…

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Extending the bonds of kinship

Extending the bonds of kinship

‘Call my sister!’ A young woman at the college where I worked was in a heated discussion with me about the boundaries the college rules put on her leaving the…

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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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Knowing God

Knowing God

How do women living under Islam relate to God? As a Christian woman who views and understands her religious texts through her own modes of knowing, some would say (individualistic)…

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