This week, over 200 men and women representing a diversity of ethnicities, languages, professions and political views gathered to participate in what was perhaps the largest celebration of the ancient holiday of Norouz, the Persian New Year at the White House.
The power struggle in Iran between the hardliners on one side and moderates, pragmatists and reformists on the other, will not only decide the future of the most important nation in the Middle East, it will also affect the entire region. The West should pay attention to the struggle and support the moderate coalition against the hardliners by reaching a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.
Somewhere near Mosul in Iraq, a Yazidi woman is sold into "marriage" at that price. That is, if she is between 20 and 30 years of age. If she is 10 to 20 years of age, the price is higher, at $129 dollars. The highest price of $172 is reserved for girls up to the age of nine.
Martha Root was to make many trips around the world spreading the Baha'i Faith, which is now the second most widespread religion worldwide after Christianity. To the east of Santiago, Chile, a new spectacular Baha'i Temple is taking shape -- a testament to how far the community has come in the country since its humble beginnings.
This issue is complex, touching on interpretations of the letter of the law, a too-long history of racial injustice and violence, a widening opportunity gap and fundamentally, a lack of unity across people who are only different from each other on a superficial level.
Is there a greater catastrophe than the loss of a child? If you are Baha'i in Tabriz, the death of a loved one can be just the beginning of a new devastating experience.
Waiting for my coffee to brew at dawn on October 10 I got an instant jolt scanning news on my phone when I saw the headline Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
Given such intellectual and financial challenges, wouldn't Iran be better served if it openly welcomed all of its qualified students regardless of religious belief?
What if that cemetery was the one place on earth where you could visit the final resting place of your loved ones? What if it was your family? What if those were your tears? No one should have to tolerate such abuse. It violates that sense of humanity we all share.
There is a common saying that learning in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Throughout my first few weeks of classes, I w...
If you have Baha'i friends, you can ask them what day of what Badi month of what Vahid it is, and if they look a little confused please be forgiving as it may take some time to get adjusted to a new way of measuring one of our most precious common resources -- time.
To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.
A number of the world's religious leaders addressed letters of greeting, and the thoughts they expressed are interesting to contemplate in parallel with the excitement on the field of play.
Though most Americans identify as Christian (more than three quarters, according to the survey), there are at least 236 discernable faith groups in the U.S., according to an earlier study by the ASARB.
From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.
'To Light a Candle' unveils decades of repression, persecution and intimidation against a peaceful community of Iranians whose lives have been dramatically undermined by religious intolerance by the Iranian ruling class.