Loving my neighbour

Hospitality, Partner, Relationships, WomenOnce again, Sarah rather unconvincingly tells me, “I know the universe is looking after me.” In our first year here, whenever we looked out our kitchen window to the apartment building opposite, we would see a couple smoking...

Tell people about our suffering

Community Development, Life Lessons, Partner, Prayer, Professional Life, Women"Will you love Muslims the way I love them?" She turned around, to the girl behind her in the pews. But she hadn't said anything. When she heard the voice again, 15-year-old...

Learning from women

Education, Partner, Relationships, WomenWe sat around her table, overlooking the valley down to the city. The table was covered in papers and we frequently reached for our phones to record things that struck us as together we wrestled with the issues. My friend is a...

Listening with respect

Medical / Health, Partner, Relationships, Transformation, WomenI see myself more as a Jack-of-all-trades than a specialist. I spent more of my working life raising children than in my profession of medicine, returning to family practice and then counselling as they...

Village to the city and back again

Education, Partner, Professional Life, Women“You can’t think of teaching as a job. You have to think of it as a vocation.” It was very sage advice that I received in my first year of teaching and it still guides me to this day. In Australia, my favourite subject to...