Monday we were blessed to host a delegation of Pakistani officials learning about conflict resolution and interfaith cooperation in the US. Visits like this serve as reminders of how globally significant even our local efforts can be.

These Muslim leaders from Pakistan’s tribal areas were blown away by all the ways Christians and Muslims cooperate in Minnesota. After hearing about Blessed Ramadan, Taking Heart Iftars, and Respectful Conversations, one individual explained that “this is very new to us.”

They were curious to learn more about Christian theology and relationships with Muslims, how Christians try to influence US policies, and how our interfaith and conflict management work changes with different Presidential administrations.