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Identity for Believers from a Muslim background: Equality of Women

Identity for Believers from a Muslim background: Equality of Women

One of the most transformative aspects of Christian identity in the lives of believers from a Muslim background is the equality and value the Bible places on women. I have…

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Identity: How do women from a Muslim background understand their identity?

Identity: How do women from a Muslim background understand their identity?

As Christians our identity is influenced in part by the Bible and our Christian community. Muslim women have their identity shaped by the Quran, Hadith and Muslim community. The result…

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Identity: Who am I? Who are you?

Identity: Who am I? Who are you?

Identity is an important issue for every person and hence, for every woman. Each woman is on a journey, whether they are aware of it or not, to be who…

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Privilege, Entitlement and Honour : hierarchies of age, gender, …?

Privilege, Entitlement and Honour : hierarchies of age, gender, …?

Men are sitting on the floor, plates in front of them. They talk easily among themselves, barely acknowledging the presence of the young unmarried women who move around the group,…

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The Power of Breast Milk

The Power of Breast Milk

“Can you come and squirt some of your breast milk into our nephew’s eyes? He’s got sore eyes, and it will help them.” At the time I was asked, I…

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Suckling: Kinship More Fluid

Suckling: Kinship More Fluid

Suckling: Kinship More Fluid, by Fadwa El Guindi. Routledge, 2020. Reviewed by Moyra Dale This book is an anthropological discussion of kinship, and the place that breastfeeding contributes to it,…

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Wedding

Wedding

My neighbours had invited me to join them at a relative’s wedding in a Middle Eastern city.  We were given a tiny welcome cup of coffee when we arrived, then…

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Hospitality and God at Christmas

Hospitality and God at Christmas

We find recipes, work out quantities and make shopping lists; then we carefully combine ingredients. We take time to set up the place for hospitality, with places for people to…

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Halal Gurls

Halal Gurls

Diaspora ministries to Muslim Women in the West is varied and much more complicated than relating to women in their country of origin. There is the merge of 2 or…

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Questions God asked women

Questions God asked women

I have been spending some time recently looking at some of the questions, recorded in the Holy Book, that women were asked by God. We so often think of God…

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