And so they were: the enemy behind, the Red Sea in front.
Encountering the Other: Conversation with An Israeli Woman
Meeting ‘ the other’ takes a strong desire and effort. With each step I took towards knowing more about the Palestinians over the years, an internal shift occurred.
Lessons on power and oppression from Moses 5
Our argument should be, we are human and then turn the mirror around and say, like you.
Listening to God – Toward Healing and Reconciliation
By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota The first duty of love is to listen. –Paul Tillich There is a narration on the Prophet’s cousin, Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, who was fighting an enemy with his sword ready to deal the final blow, then the enemy spit in his face. Ali refused to continue the battle as the fight became personally motivated. We learn from this incident – that whether in battle or in discussion, when conflicts or a fight becomes poisoned with personal angst – the wisest thing to do is to ground oneself and remove the personal angst. Until the Read More …
What Does Our Faith Say About Power and Oppression?
By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota In 2013, the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Islamic Center of Minnesota began a dialogue series called “Prophets, Patriarchs, & People of Promise!” Over several dialogues we brought in speakers who helped us to explore and share with each other their faith tradition and perspectives on Abraham, the Angels, Adam and Eve, Jesus, Moses, David, and Prophet Muhammad, upon them peace and blessings. For Muslims, all prophets are spiritual brothers, with Prophet Muhammad being the last and final messenger of God in this long chain of prophets. The discussions were quite interesting and the Read More …