FARIDA SAÏDI was born in Constantine, Algeria and later moved to Paris, France, where she was raised. After completing her theological education in Paris in 1979 she founded a ministry called L’Ami, to assist North African Christians living in France. She holds an MA and a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. Farida teaches internationally on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations, Islamic studies, and witnessing to other faiths as well as being a member of several international committees acting as a consultant for work in Muslim areas. She has previously published in the areas of immigration in France and Christian communities living in Muslim contexts.