IMES Blog

February 27, 2014

Discipleship Today: Following Jesus in the Middle East and North Africa (Middle East Consultation 2014) – UPDATE

The Institute of Middle East Studies is pleased to announce the following contributors to this year’s Middle East Consultation (MEC 2014), taking place 16 – 20 June at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut. These individuals will assist consultation participants to reflect upon and process the critical themes which emerge […]
February 20, 2014

Alternate Light: Christian Witness in Imitation of Christ

This is the fifth post in the ongoing series: Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World. Follow the links to read the first, second, third, and fourth posts. By Jesse Wheeler Principle 2 of the Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct document states: Imitating Jesus Christ. In all aspects of […]
February 13, 2014

Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct – Event Highlights

The Institute of Middle East Studies in collaboration with World Vision Lebanon was privileged to host an important discussion on the Arabic language version of the landmark document, Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct [Arabic/English] this past Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in […]
February 11, 2014

“Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World”: An Interview with Rosalee Velloso Ewell and John Baxter-Brown.

 Posted by Arthur Brown Readers of our blog over the last few weeks will be aware of our focus on the “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World” document, published jointly by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance. This week IMES will […]
February 6, 2014

Building Relationships as Theology of Life

This is the third post in the ongoing series: “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct.” You may read the first two posts here and here. By Martin Accad I am writing this post from Washington, D.C. I am in the middle of a 1-week trip. My travel companion is […]
January 30, 2014

Abu al-Qasim’s Pomegranates

This is the second post in the ongoing series: Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World. You may read the first post here. By Mike Kuhn* Last week I found myself reading a dialogue—an actual conversation—between a Muslim government official, Abu al-Qasim, and an Eastern Orthodox bishop—Elias.[1]  You may suspect that […]
January 16, 2014

Providing Aid as Part of Christian Witness – Manipulation or Act of Mercy

This is the first post in an ongoing series: Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World. By Rupen Das The latest Pew Research Center report states that violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths has reached an all-time high. The number of countries where religious minorities are […]
January 9, 2014

Event Announcement – Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct.

The Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) is honored to be hosting a discussion on the Arabic language version of the landmark document Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct [Arabic/English]. The event is to be held on Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm in the Elias Salibi Hall […]