Archives for Nov 2011

Detroit’s "TheCall" Seen Through Muslim Eyes

Haroon Moghul is the epitome of the young, charismatic and connected American Muslim leader. A Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, he is a sought-after speaker on the interfaithcircuit (including CNN, NPR, the New Yorker, and the Guardian). His latest piece in Religion Dispatches describes his experience as an “undercover” Muslim attending an all-night Christian prayer vigil at Detroit’s Ford Field stadium.

Biblical Holism: Is the Good News Just About Getting People to Heaven?

Jesus did not come only to save souls. He came to heal and restore a broken world (creation and restoration). The gospel is not just about personal salvation. The gospel is about making us new creatures and about God building a new creation.

Photos from last night's Uzbek Peace Feast

Last night's Peace Feast at Golden Valley Uzbek restaurant was a huge success! Thank you to all our guests for coming out to hear the story of our Uzbek friends, and thank you to our hosts for making it such a wonderful evening!

What's the Vision for Peace Feast?

God has hidden His beauty and creativity in the various cultures of the world. It would take hundreds of days and thousands of dollars to travel the world, but God has blessed us by bringing ethnic restaurants to our neighborhoods. Instead of traveling for 20 hours, we only have to drive for 20 minutes to get a taste of the cultures of this world.

How Did the Peace Feast Get Started?

In 2004, a group of about 25 people from a small church group met at a Lebanese restaurant near Arizona State University. Each week they came with hungry stomachs and open ears. This group was interested in other cultures, and Ali, the owner of the restaurant, didn’t leave them disappointed. He would always recommend different meals, explaining the ingredients and telling stories about meal times in Lebanon.

Lumen Video: Carl Medearis

We've been posting videos of Peace Catalyst staff speaking at a recent event called Lumen, and today we'd like to post one last video. A friend of ours, Carl Medearis, also spoke at this event, and we thought you would enjoy hearing his story. Carl is an American who used to live in Lebanon, and in this video, he speaks to Christians about his friendships with Muslims leaders in Iraq and the conversations he's had with them about Jesus.

What is Peace Feast?

At Peace Catalyst, we do this thing - which we would love others to reproduce around the world - called Peace Feast. We've got two events coming up in Phoenix, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to share a few blog posts about what Peace Feast is, what the vision for it is, and how it got started. So for today, what is Peace Feast?

Lumen Video: Michael Ly

Last week we posted Jim Mullins' story about how he became a peacemaker, and today we'd like to share Michael Ly's story. With Buddhist parents, a Jesus-centered faith of his own, and a deep love for his Muslim friends, Michael has quite a story to tell. Don't miss this.