Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Does God want us to believe in Him by force? What does it mean in Islam when God says in the Quran, “Allah converts whoever He wills”? There are many different places in the Quran where we find clearly that God is the one who is the source of faith and He decides who believes and even who doesn’t. St. Paul, in Christianity, is clear about this specific point when he says “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2.8-9

We must go beyond what is happening in the corridors of power and try to listen to the people of Syria who are staring towards Geneva, their only hope for an end to their tragedy. Regardless of its outcome, the Geneva II Conference remains in all measures a truly historical event because for the first time in the modern history of Syria, leaders from different, even opposite, political directions sit around the table of dialogue. We should not in any way underestimate the importance of this initiative and its consequences.

It was shocking news for me to hear that the Court of Appeals in Malaysia has banned non-Muslims from using the word ‘Allah’ to talk about God.

There has rarely, if ever, been a better time for Christians to demonstrate the wonderful qualities that lie at the heart of our faith. Now is the time to act, to shine the love of God on the troubles of the world!

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The Revd Nadim Nassar

My blogs are personal reflections on topics and issues that I feel are relevant to the work of the Awareness Foundation and to our lives in general. It is important that we take the time to comment on what is happening around us and make our voices heard if we want to make any difference in the world.

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