Entries by justinm

Links to Symposium on Women’s Voices

In December 2020, we helped host a symposium featuring women from around the world. I had religious leaders, artists, and peacebuilders what is bringing them hope and what healing feels like in thier context. Here are the links to the two days of the conference:

Sand Art

Late last year we commissioned a piece of sand art from a local Omani artist, Shaima Al Mughairi, asking for her to show what gives her hope and what healing feels like in this time of COVID-19. Here it is. Enoy and hopefully be inspired:

Online Library Catalogue

While the Centre remains closed for now, you can browse the library catalog, which includes some pretty interesting older books and current books on subjects such as interfaith. The catalog is available here.We invite you to become a patron so that when we are able to physically be at the Centre again, you can check out the […]

Reflections on Scriptural Reasoning: Exploring my Christian Faith with the Help of my New Muslim Friends

I am an International student from Colombia majoring in Religion and International Relations at Calvin University. This summer I have the opportunity of participating in interfaith Scriptural Reasoning online.  This is a joint effort between professor Frans Van Liere from my university and Jeffrey Bos from the Al Amana Centre. This is an entirely new […]

Introducing Jose: Al Amana’s Summer Volunteer Intern

Jose Suarez Martinez was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia to a loving Christian family.  He shared about his religious experiences: “I have had the privilege of serving in ministry since I was 11 years old. My service experience has mostly taken place in churches and outreach initiatives. I have also worked and served in […]

The Art of Unlearning Things

During my stay here in Oman, I have become more familiar with interfaith dialogue, cross-cultural interaction, peacebuilding and getting to know new cultures. It has absolutely been a life changing experience and a learning process which will hopefully continue in the future.  My time at the centre is limited, but I’m sure, and I hope, that […]

An Excerpt from LOVE in a TIME of CORONA

The arrival board at Muscat Airport reports that the Biman Airlines flight arrived at 00:45 from Dhaka, Bangladesh.  “Bags are on the belt,” displays the automated sign board.  Then it changes to “Bags are delivered.” I tell Gary Brown that I am going to get a espresso shot at Café Nero.  It shouldn’t be too […]