Engaging Middle Eastern Culture, History, & Religion

In the last two decades, millions of people attempted to flee the Middle East in the largest refugee crisis since World War II. What contributed to this crisis? How should we think about the Middle East, war, and refugees? To begin answering these questions, we will survey Middle Eastern history, its cultural and religious landscape,
and the ongoing clash between Eastern and Western mindsets. We will examine the topics of terrorism, Islam, the refugee crisis, and practical ideas for ministering to those from this region. Our goal is to understand how we got the Middle East of today and how we as Anabaptists can build bridges to bring redemption amid war, genocide, and spiritual darkness. This study will develop our capacity to bring hope and healing to the issues facing today’s Middle East.