Earlier this month, Al Amana Centre hosted students from University of Notre Dame in Indiana and University of Notre Dame Bangladesh together for a program called “Holy Crossroads.” For one week, the students engaged in interfaith dialogue, cross-cultural sharing, and experiential learning. The following blog post was sent to us by one of the participants […]
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Currently, Oman, like many other countries, is experiencing measures intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our schools, mosques, churches, and parks are closed. Entry into the country is very limited, and those coming in will be quarantined. People are encouraged to not go out and interact in anything more than small groups. Driving around […]
I want to start my description of my arrival to Oman by expressing thankfulness. As I’m collecting my thoughts about my first impression of the country while taking a sip of Karak tea, that I managed to order in Arabic from a coffee shop nearby, I’m just overall thankful for this unique possibility to volunteer […]
Greetings from Oman, assalamu aleykum. Kayfa halek, how are you? Zayn, zayn, alhamdulillah. I am well, praise God. Shu ahbarekh? What are the news? Kayfa hosh wa bosh? Bi hayr, alhamdulillah. How are your goats and cows? They are well, praise God. My Arabic teacher taught me that in Oman, it is polite to ask […]
I share with you an abridged version of a paper I presented at a seminar held at Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh last year. While we speak of the message and ministry of reconciliation amongst ourselves, we need to share this message and enact this ministry with persons of other faiths. Speaking to a […]
It is with very great regret we have today received news of the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. He has been a visionary and just leader of the Sultanate of Oman since 1970. He has guided this country towards prosperity and stability and also been a leader in of the whole world […]
“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). On December 27th, a group of professors, students, alumni, and staff from New Brunswick Theological Seminary arrived at Al Amana Centre for nine days of meeting new people, hearing new […]
Warm Greetings of the New Year to everyone. Al Amana Centre has already begun its new year by having a group of students, professors and alumni from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Next week – God willing – we will host a group of students from Calvin University. This is going to be a busy and […]
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Al Amana Centre welcomes Pyry Paulasaari, a Finnish student from the University of Stirling in Scotland. Pyry arrived mid-August and is with us for six weeks. Thanks for all that you are doing, Pyry! Salaam Aleikum! This beautiful wish of peace is often countered with an English “welcome!” when I visit the corner shawarma stand […]