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.