Jayson and Julie Casper are an American couple living in Cairo, Egypt. Jayson writes for Arab West Report, Christianity Today, Lapido Media, and a few other publications. His writing seeks to be in service of greater understanding between cultures and religions, as the knowledge of deeper contextual issues can prevent escalation of tension and unnecessary rejection of the other. Jayson has a BS in Economics and an MA in Islamic Studies.
Julie is the primary caretaker of Emma, age 7, Hannah, age 5, Layla, age 3, and Alexander, age 1. They are four children full of life and love. She has a BA in Music and an MA in Music Education.
It is the Caspers’ hope to learn and enjoy all Egypt has to offer, knowing well its language, people, culture, and religions. They desire their lives, friendships, and work will help overcome the stereotypes many Egyptians have of Americans and Christians, and through their writing and speaking in the United States to overcome the stereotypes many Americans have of Arabs, Muslims, and Orthodox. They pray their lives abroad may be pleasing to God, who desires all to experience his grace, live in peace, and love the other.
To further understand the title of their blog, please see the first entry, also entitled ‘A Sense of Belonging‘.