Strivings

reflections on race, religion, history & social change

October 1, 2019

The History Press released my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, at the end of February, and I'm excited about being on the road to share it!

Weighing in at a slim 190 pages, in softcover, with more than 70 beautiful historic photographs, maps, a...

May 20, 2019

Check out this interview I did with Baha'i Blog, a great site that provides high-quality, thoughtful content for Baha'is and their friends worldwide, about my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, which was just published at the end of February. Th...

May 11, 2018

A new story from the Baha'i World News Service recounts how the new House of Worship in Santiago, Chile, has become a part of the broader society since its dedication a year and a half ago. And it also explains the major moment of transition in which the worldwide Baha...

April 26, 2018

This morning I received a draft copy of the cover of my new book, a brief introduction to the first century of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, from my editor at the History Press, and I'm SOOOO happy!

In its first two chapters this book will cover much of the same g...

April 16, 2018

I'm delighted to announce that bahaibookstore.com, the online distributor for the Baha'i Publishing Trust in the United States, is now carrying my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community, published in 2015 by the University Press of F...

November 1, 2017

I'm pleased to share that my excellent publisher, the University Press of Florida, is again running a holiday sale on my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community, and all of its other great titles.

If you haven't gotten your copy yet o...

September 27, 2017

Good gracious God!

Looking for a quick and easy way to tell if NFL owners really care about black lives or are just in it for the money? By extension, would you like to know a litmus test for the political maturation of the Euro-American people? When we see THIS just be...

April 8, 2017

Deflection. Deception. Disinformation. Disavowal. Duplicity.

Sadly, these appear to be the new normal in the highest offices of the honored government of my country, the United States. And there is little on the horizon to indicate anything but more of the same for a c...

January 11, 2017

This Saturday, January 14, 2017, I'll be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Greenville, South Carolina, the city where I grew up and which figures very prominently in my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community. I'm h...

November 11, 2016

This Sunday, November 13, Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, a statewide non-profit that aims to promote “understanding and cooperation” among religious communities, will hold its annual conference in Florence, hosted by the local branch of the organization. I have...

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