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 […]
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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 […]