On the Salaam Project website are seven hard questions that people often ask. I am planning to post one per month for the next seven months. I look forward to your responses.
Are All Muslims out to Dominate the World and Impose Sharia Law on the Rest of the Population of Countries Like Canada and the United States?
Most Muslims who immigrate to the USA and Canada are moderates who want to adapt to their new homes and countries. Let’s be good neighbors and offer them hospitality rather than fear them.
There is a fair bit of debate about this issue. This methodology came about in an effort to help Muslims remain in their families and communities in order to be a gospel witness right where they live.
How Does Persecution of Christians in the Middle East Affect How We Relate to Muslims in North America?
This issue came up recently in an email requesting a “no” vote on a school board question that would open up a place for Muslims to pray in a public school.
When is a war defined as just in Christian and Islamic theology? How can Christian traditions of pacifism lead us today in resolving current conflicts?
The story is about the Gospel, and the spread of the Gospel. That story continues today, and it continues through the joint work of Home Missions and World Missions coming together in missional ministry.
Is our goal to evangelize our Muslim friends? Or is to promote social justice, community cohesion and peace? There isn't an easy answer except to enter into relationships with a spirit of honesty and authenticity.
An encouragement to pray for our Muslim neighbor during Ramadan.