Given the portrayal of Islamic people and culture in our news and popular media, some may feel uneasy about reaching out to Muslim refugees, immigrants or even exchange students. This collection of interviews with Iranian Christians and intercultural books can help potential volunteers and church members overcome fear and false prejudices about our Muslim neighbors. Developing an appreciation for their cultural practices and traditions is vital for building friendships and evangelism.

The Crescent Project

The Crescent Project provides a six-session DVD training and practical books to reaching your Muslim neighbor.

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Encountering Islam

Encountering Islam provides a more in-depth, online “Perspectives”-type course to understanding Islam.

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Shah Afshar: Reaching Muslims

In many Muslim cultures, core values include honor and shame. Iranian Christian Shah Afshar delivers an in-depth look at these in contexts of evangelism and serving Muslim communities. Filmed live at The Foursquare Church’s 2014 Multiethnic Training.

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The Muslim Next Door: Uncovering Myths and Creating Friendships by Shirin Taber

This book, published by Zondervan in 2004, gives practical ways to develop friendships with Muslims, and helps readers overcome fear and false prejudices.

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Muslims, Christians, and Jesus by Carl Medearis

Published in 2008 by Bethany House Publishers, this book shares practical ideas and personal stories to help believers build loving relationships with Muslims.

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The Rise Project

This video/workbook resource about caring for International Students includes an episode about “More Than a Refugee: Understanding the Resettlement Journey.”

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