With new Mission, Vision and Values statement Oman is opening up to the outside world again. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Oman and joining us for programs, for encounters with people of various faith traditions, or even just to come and find a restful retreat in the amazing country we call home, […]
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My first encounter with interfaith dialogue occurred many years ago at an event I created and coordinated. I remember listening a Muslim woman, same age as me, a mother and professional teacher, sharing about her faith and values in front of an audience of mostly Lutheran Christians and other citizens of the town she was […]
Al Amana Centre has been described as a Christian-based interfaith dialogue centre. That is our essence. However, as we look deeper, it would be misleading to talk only about dialogue in a narrow sense. Even if we consider dialogue as a focused and intentional conversation, in which people from different backgrounds may come together to […]
A Window to a whole new World Despite the problems and world changing events that Covid-19 has brought upon us, the mass acceptance of digital meetings has allowed a vast array of people to meet and interact with one another. I attended a Zoom meeting that was set up and jointly led by the Rose […]
Gratitude sparked Confidence and Hope It has been a month since I started as a FELM Volunteer at the Al Amana Centre in Oman. Due to the pandemic, I have been working remotely from my home in the countryside in Finland. I have seen Oman only in pictures and Al Amana Centre´s devoted staff only […]