Teatime in Mogadishu: My Journey as a Peace Ambassador in the World of Islam

Teatime in Mogadishu: My Journey as a Peace Ambassador in the World of Islam

by David W Shenk, Ahmed Ali Haile


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In 1991, Ahmed Ali Haile returned to the chaos of his native Somalia with a clear mission: to bring warring clans together to find new paths of peace—often over a cup of tea. A grenade thrown by a detractor cost Haile his leg and almost his life, but his stature as a peacemaker remained.

Whether in Somali’s capital, Mogadishu, or among Somalis in Kenya, Europe, and the United States, Haile has been a tireless ambassador for the peace of Christ. Into this moving memoir of conversion and calling, Haile weaves poignant reflections on the meaning of his journey in the world of Islam.

Part of the Christians Meeting Muslims series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836195576
Publisher: MennoMedia
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Christians Meeting Muslims
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword J. Dudley Woodberry 9

Preface David W. Shenk 11

1 Muslim-Somali Heritage Bulo Burte (1953-68) 17

2 From Islam to the Gospel The Hospital and May 15 High School (1968-72) 29

3 Christ or Success Nairobi (1973-74) 39

4 Pursuing Education the American Academy (1974-82) 54

5 Serving Within Muslim Society Somalia (1982-87) 63

6 Struggle for Inclusion the Muslim Community (1988) 77

7 Wounded Peacemaker Immersion in the Somali Conflict (1989-92) 85

8 Foundation for Peacemaking Expanding Horizons (1992-94) 99

9 Hope Within Conflict Somali Church and Daystar University (1994-2009) 109

10 Christ Is My Center Reflection on My Destiny (2009-2010) 123

Epilogue-Our Journey Martha Jean Wilson Haile 128

Questions for Reflection and Discussion 130

Endnotes 137

About the Author and Editor 139

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