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After 150 years, Egypt passes a new Church Construction Law

The “Hanging Church” in Cairo. Photo by Berthold Werner

By Bård Kårtveit, Post.Doc at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (University of Oslo). 1,472 more words

Mission in a World Gone Wild and Violent: Challenging the Monochromatic View of Islam from a Silent Majority Position

By Martin Accad

On May 16, 2016, the day that I am writing this blog, we are commemorating the secret deal between Britain and France known today as the ‘Sykes-Picot agreement.’ Following secret negotiations in 1916, Britain and France agreed on the new borders of the Middle East as they predicted the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI (1914-1918). 1,160 more words


Praying Not Only For Muslims But With Them

It is the first few days of Ramadan, the month of fasting that Muslims all over the world are participating in. As an act of love, faith and hope, an estimated one million Christians are praying for their Muslim friends and neighbours during these same 30 days. 830 more words

Should we wish a ‘Blessed Ramadan’ on our Muslim friends?

By Martin Accad

A few days ago, the month of Ramadan began. ‘Ramadan’ is the name of the current month, the ninth in the Muslim lunar calendar, which has come to symbolize the 29 to 30-day Muslim fast, one of Islam’s five pillars. 992 more words


Want to Change Your Heart Toward Muslims?

At least some of those reading this would be honest to say that they don’t love Muslims. Maybe not hate, more like ignorance or possibly fear is what is experienced. 587 more words

Come Follow the Crucified! An Interfaith Reflection on Easter

By Martin Accad

My father worked for the Bible Society in Lebanon for most of his life, serving as its General Secretary for over 25 years. 1,590 more words