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September 1, 2016

Faith and friendships

Last month, the first three refugee families were given homes in the Pontypridd area of Wales. I’m learning how Muslims are as varied as Christians.

Published in Worker stories

The March 2016 attacks in Brussels hit close to home. It’s in the heart of our European continent, and we have stood exactly where the blast happened. I am horrified that this stuff continues in our world. But what really concerns me today is that isolated events like these will provide continued fuel to the fire of fear, mistrust, and hate of Muslims.

Published in Worker stories
August 18, 2016

Rybičky - Little Fishes

Although the Czech Republic has a rich heritage of prayer and faith in God, the country is now known as the most atheistic nation in Europe.

Published in Worker stories
August 8, 2016

A gift so kind

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“Sometimes you receive a gift so kind that it's the kindness, not the gift, that brings you joy for years,” says an EMM worker ministering among immigrants in Germany.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, August 6, 2016.

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Published in Focus podcasts
July 1, 2016

Gift of a santur

Sometimes you receive a gift so kind that it's the kindness, not the gift, that brings you joy for years.

Published in Worker stories

“For me, the Alhambra became a metaphor for what can happen when people work together peacefully across religions and cultures,” said David Shenk, after visiting the historic Moorish palace while on a trip to promote Christian-Muslim relations in Spain. “When there is intercommunal peace, the result can be phenomenal beauty.”

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In some cultures, there are very important and intimate ceremonies surrounding names. Recently, two EMM workers, who live in completely different cultures thousands of miles apart, were each invited to participate in special name-related celebrations.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Published in Focus podcasts

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A husband/wife team of EMM workers share their faith through friendship with a man from the Balkans, and gain more understanding about his Muslim faith over coffee and movie nights.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Published in Focus podcasts

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At the time of the Paris attacks, two EMM workers were promoting peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims in Germany. Their experiences show that even in the wake of terror and tragedy, friendship and restoration are possible.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Published in Focus podcasts
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