Entries by Emma Wright

Holy Cross-roads: Looking both ways

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 […]

Reconciliation in the Age of COVID-19

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 […]

New to Oman – Opening a door to unknown

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 […]

Recap: New Brunswick Theological Seminary

“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 […]

Meet Pyry Paulasaari, Volunteer

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 […]