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 Joey uses a new TV show to encourage building bridges with our Muslim neighbors, and to make the front page of Global Christian. Congratulations, Joey.

 He writes…

Loving Our Muslim Neighbors

Learner - Level 1

Little Mosque on the Prairie

One of the first commandments of God we learn as Christians is to “love your neighbor.” However, living out this command is often a challenge. Personally, I am experiencing this issue right now as I am trying to encourage my Muslim neighbor from Libya to allow his wife to meet my wife. My neighbor, I suspect, is partly afraid of his wife encountering American influence as well as her potential embarrassment for not speaking English well. His hesitancy reminds me of my own uneasiness with a culture and religion that are different from my own. Ironically, it is new North American sitcoms, which are the epitome of American culture, that help teach me how to love my Libyan, Muslim neighbor.

First, premiering in January of this year was the groundbreaking Canadian show, “Little Mosque on the Prairie.” According to the show’s press kit, “it is a new comedy from CBC Television about a small Muslim community in the prairie town of Mercy, many of whose residents are wary of their new, more ‘exotic’ neighbors. The series takes an unabashedly funny look at the

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