"All these security measures around me add to my fear instead of making me feel secure and protected."
As the Christian community in the Middle East is increasingly under threat, the question of how believers should respond to violence becomes more and more a topic of conversation.
“We insist on creating peace,” said Wanis. “As a church we will not be scared. We will not close in on ourselves again because of one or two incidents. We will not build more walls."
Surely God knows her needs and what is the best for this sister. So why should I pray for Maryam? What difference would it or could it make?
Societies are being reshaped, and seemingly with little moral guidance or predictability. This is overwhelming enough in itself, but what makes the situation even more desperately confusing is the lack of good role models.
Despite being located in a conflict zone, the Resurrection Church has managed to establish a culture of spiritual belonging.