reflections on race, religion, history & social change

January 30, 2017

As a Baha'i I attempt to adhere scrupulously to my faith's prohibition on involvement in partisan politics. To make a long story short, a faith whose central teaching and primary goal is the oneness of the human race can't employ means that are inconsistent with its en...

December 9, 2015

Not long ago a friend and colleague of mine, moved by the tragic story of Alonzo Edgar Twine, the first documented convert to the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, wrote to the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing council of the faith, suggesting that Mr. Tw...

June 24, 2015

I’m pleased to share this post from the blog of the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, written by my colleague Naseem Kourosh, an attorney and policy advocate who is currently serving as the...

November 13, 2014

Take a quick poll and ask people to list some of the world’s great holy cities, and they will surely name Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca. Maybe Medina, Constantinople, Varanasi, Lhasa, or Kyoto. Someone who really knows Islam may mention Karbala and Qom. Someone may throw...

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