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Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.

Tehran's Fearful Muslim Fundamentalists: Religious Persecution in Iran

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
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.

LOOK: Zoroastrians Celebrate Ancient Feast Of Fire

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion

TEHRAN, Iran -- Followers of Iran's minority Zoroastrian religion gathered after sunset to mark Sadeh – an ancient mid-winter feast dating to Ir...

Interfaith Ironic Christmas Part II: Moses, Osiris And Orpheus

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

The right wing punditry is at it again this year, stirring up a sense of victimization by claiming there is a "war on Christmas". In fact, Christianity wouldn't exist without the eclectic collection of ideas and practices that were the diverse roots from which it grew,

Afghanistan: A Land of Awakened People

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In the past, Afghanistan has been home to Zoroastrian, Hindu, Buddhist, as well as Muslim communities. All these traditions flourished in harmony -- until the 20th century.

Montazeri's Limited Tolerance of Non-Muslims

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri's opinion was characterized by one Iranian Christian clergyman as "rubbing salt into our wounds."

India: Mumbai's Parsi Community Remain Split On Intermarriage

GlobalPost | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India -- A group of about a dozen young Parsi professionals gather around a table at the Parsi Gymkhana or social club at Marine Lines in Mumb...