Mohammad Eghtedarian

Mohammad Eghtedarian

Mohamad Eghtedarian, the curate at Liverpool Cathedral who currently leads the Sepas (Persian) congregation, converted to Christianity while applying for asylum in the UK. He understands first-hand the struggle experienced by those in his congregation and identifies the main challenge facing asylum seekers to be a spiritual one. Arriving in an alien environment, with no resources and little or no knowledge of English, the experience of a refugee can be degrading and dehumanising; challenging your identity, purpose and value. But this difficult reality is also one that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can speak powerfully into, offering hope for a future life and a family to belong to that is unbound by culture, language or the past.