Carissa Zaffiro is a senior at Taylor University where she studies cross-cultural ministries and anthropology, specifically in the MENA region. She is passionate about navigating the intersection of religion, culture and government and helping to build bridges of inclusivity and understanding in diverse communities. 

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Why I Took My Church to the Mosque

by Carissa Zaffiro 08-26-2019

Many conservative Christians consider faith groups through one lens: what they lack. This doesn’t serve our efforts to be good neighbors, however. We also must remember that people of other faiths are image bearers of the same God, and because God hasn’t left himself without witness in the world (Rom. 1:20), they are equipped and capable of showing loving-kindness. And here’s the profound and provocative challenge today — because Jesus is present in their stories, it’s about time the church got to know these stories and learned how to be a part of them too.