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Who Are the Yazidi "Devil Worshipers" and Why Is ISIS Trying to Slaughter and Enslave This Ancient Minority? Part One.

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Brian Glyn Williams

In case you missed the story of the ISIS fanatics' conquest of the Yazidis' ancient homeland in August 2014, a recap is essential for understanding the plight of this endangered community that has faced centuries of what can only be described as a genocidal assault.

Christmas Doesn't Belong to Christians

Matthew D. Taylor | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Matthew D. Taylor

So as we draw near to the end of this season of Advent, as we ponder this mystery, as we give gifts like the Magi, as we sing songs like Mary and the angels, as we reflect on the old stories that still stir something in us, can we remember our neighbors too: our Muslim, Hindu, Zoroastrian, and Jewish friends and co-workers, and stand together before this mystery, and be grateful?

Let This Mystic Poet Be Your Guide On The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | Home

Cyrus Abhar, an Iranian Baha’i engineer in Sacramento, California, was facing what he described as "serious difficulty" in his life some years ago. ...

Celebrating The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 03.23.2015 | Home

The Persian New Year is called Norooz (also Nowruz, Nawroz, among other spellings) and marks the first day of spring. It's also the Baha'i New Year, b...

Persian Feast With Shiva Rose

Golriz Moeini | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home
Golriz Moeini

A charming afternoon I spent at at my remarkable girlfriend Shiva Rose's house, where we dove in and made a tasty Persian feast together for her unpar...

Celebrating The Persian New Year

Posted 03.19.2014 | Home

The Persian New Year is called Norooz (also Nowruz, Nawroz, among other spellings) and marks the first day of spring. It's also the Baha'i New Year, b...

Iran -- The Giant Step Waiting to Be Made

Neda Najibi | Posted 03.01.2014 | Home
Neda Najibi

Even 35 years after the Iranian regime assumed power, we see this same scenario: the giant suppressing the ant, select minority religions in Iran. This discrimination must come to an end.

Tehran's Fearful Muslim Fundamentalists: Religious Persecution in Iran

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.16.2013 | Home
Doug Bandow

Iran is Exhibit #1 for the threat posed by Islamic fundamentalists gaining control of government. Iranian repression is increasing and the space available to regime opponents is diminishing.

Happy Nowruz! How We Celebrate The Persian New Year

Mahshad Khosraviani | Posted 05.22.2013 | Home
Mahshad Khosraviani

May you be wise enough to count only the blessings you have been showered with, the friends you have made, and the joys you've received in the past year.

Ahmadinejad And The Mahdi

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Thomas M. Kostigen

The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is looking to acquire nuclear weapons for more than political purposes; he believes in a radical religious End Times prophecy.

'Three Testaments': A Revolutionary Synthesis

Chris Fici | Posted 01.08.2013 | Home
Chris Fici

"Three Testaments" represents, in the light of how far the Interfaith experience has come in many ways since 9/11, a constructive and daring step forward in the dialogue between these major faiths.

Eden Revisited: Shahram Karimi and the Re-Enchantment of Art

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Shahram Karimi is the consummate artist, master of many mediums. In depositing his emotional baggage in the center of this stunning exhibition, the artist transforms his outsider identity into the ultimate insider.

Nowruz 2011: Iranian American Baha'is Observe New Year With Traditional Customs

Rothwell Polk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rothwell Polk

Naw-Ruz marks the end of the Baha'i month of fasting and is a festive Holy Day for all Baha'is around the globe. Many Iranian American Baha'is still observe the cultural traditions of Naw-Ruz.

Should Donald Rumsfeld Go To Hell?

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It's tempting to want to believe in hell for Rumsfeld and his ilk, whether we're religious or not. It can be comforting to believe that they will suffer the moral consequences of their behavior.

Project Conversion: 12 Faiths In 12 Months

Rothwell Polk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rothwell Polk

"I am giving myself as fully as possible to their practices, beliefs, rituals and culture. ... I have to digest material in 30 days that would take a normal devotee a lifetime."

Asia Bibi And Pakistan's Selective Persecution

Havovi Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Havovi Cooper

In 2009, Asia Bibi, a 45-year old Christian woman, was asked to fetch water while working as a farmhand. Now, she has been in prison for a year and faces a death sentence under the damning blasphemy laws of Pakistan.