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Jun 22, 2015 - According to a Bahai human rights activist, “What the Iranian regime has been doing with Bahai's is no different from what ISIS is doing in the Middle East. There is no difference at a... Watch Now on JerusalemOnline.com
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And gotta say also whatIsrael is doing to the Palestinians!!! 
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An interesting and insightful post on the relationship between religion & global affairs.
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As the dreams of Silicon Valley fill our world, could the dowdy historian Arnold Toynbee help prevent a nightmare?
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One was strangled by her executioners with a silk scarf, and the other two were masters of the written word
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An informative, insightful and moving piece by a Black British journalist who has lived in the USA for 12 years about the daily experience of racism in the US. He doesn't let the UK off the hook either. An important piece to read!
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Jun 30, 2015 - Iranian dissident Mohammed Maleki, in a report that was translated by MEMRI, compared the Iranian regime to ISIS yet noted how the West refuses to relate to Iran in the same manner that... Watch Now on JerusalemOnline.com
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Shoghi Effendi: Through the Pilgrim's Eye - A New Book by Earl Redman Earl Redman is the author of an exciting volume about the Guardian that is fresh off the press called Shoghi Effendi: Through the Pilgrim's Eye. You may al
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Glad to see this..EArl's books are wonderful..readable and informative
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I love Ivor Gurney's haunting music and poetry. His is a sad story in the end, but the music is glorious.
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We tend to think that our memories determine our identity, but it’s moral character that really makes us who we are
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Writing, building inter-faith relations, developing multi-faith organizations and projects, chairing non-profit organisations, advocating for the role of religion in the public realm, and engaging in the discourses of society through effective writing and blogging
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‘The being of a person is never completed, final... The choice is made moment by moment. There is no standing still.’ (Abraham Joshua Heschel)
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Honoured with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 2011
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Hertfordshire, south east England
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South west England - Shetland - Dover - Abingdon
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Israel News - Analysis: The plight of the Bahais in Iran - JerusalemOnline
www.jerusalemonline.com

Jun 22, 2015 - According to a Bahai human rights activist, “What the Iranian regime has been doing with Bahai's is no different from what IS

Israel News - Iranian dissident exposes Western hypocrisy - JerusalemOnline
www.jerusalemonline.com

Jun 30, 2015 - Iranian dissident Mohammed Maleki, in a report that was translated by MEMRI, compared the Iranian regime to ISIS yet noted ho

Shoghi Effendi: Through the Pilgrim's Eye - A New Book by Earl Redman - ...
bahaiblog.net

Shoghi Effendi: Through the Pilgrim's Eye - A New Book by Earl Redman Earl Redman is the author of an exciting volume about the Guardian tha

3 brave ladies who fought for equality in Iran -- even if Iran is still ...
nytlive.nytimes.com

One was strangled by her executioners with a silk scarf, and the other two were masters of the written word

Three Brains Revisited (3/3): Is Mammering the Best Policy?
phulme.wordpress.com

Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd: A villai

Breaking magic records in the name of peace
www.israel21c.org

World-record breaking magic lesson highlights the significant coexistence work of Beit HaGefen Arab-Jewish Cultural Center in Haifa.

Baha'i shopkeepers in Iran pressured against observing their religious h...
news.bahai.org

The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

What do you think is the key to a happy, fulfilling life? — You probably...
ideas.aeon.co

One of the most famous letters in Chinese history was sent by the historian Sima Qian to his friend Ren An. In this letter, Sima Qian bemoan

David Barash - Buddhist ecology
aeon.co

Buddhism and ecology both refuse to separate the human and natural worlds – and demand that we act accordingly

Charities risk losing our goodwill with aggressive fundraising tactics |...
www.theguardian.com

A bond of trust between charities and the public is vital for their success. Short-term techniques such as ‘chugging’ could end up jeopardis

Black children are not even safe from police violence at a pool party | ...
www.theguardian.com

Watching a young black woman, vulnerable and almost naked in her bathing suit, being manhandled by a cop made me cry

Genius (2/2): as inspiration
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I shall shortly have some sonnets to send you, five or more. Four of these came like inspirations unbidden and against my will. (Gerard Manl

Genius (1/2): something special?
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'Beauty is truth, truth beauty, -- that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.' John Keats - Ode on a Grecian Urn Now that I have

How far does Cameron want to shrink the state? Ask Barnet’s binmen | Adi...
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In this leafy Tory-run borough, council staff are fighting one of the most important battles in Britain today: the future of local services

In the 21st Century; Who is My Neighbour?
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“Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Was the advice Jesus gave to the expert in the law. He then told the story of the Good Samaritan and aske

What is your favorite philosophical thought experiment? — Albert Camus t...
ideas.aeon.co

Thought experiments. So many to choose from. Brains in vats. Or thinking what it's like to be a bat? Ok, I'll stop with the attempt to be ph

Chris Hedges: ‘The system of global capitalism is breaking down’
www.theglobeandmail.com

Looking down the road, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, most recently of Wages of Rebellion, sees nothing but trouble

Global solidarity with seven imprisoned Iranian Baha'is - Bahá'í World N...
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The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

How our pact with fire made us what we are – Stephen Pyne – Aeon
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We can melt ice sheets and cook landscapes. When humans made fire, they made themselves and their planet too

I was taken there by a friend for lunch with him, his daughter and two grandchildren. Food and service were both excellent and it was a nice relaxed place to have a meal and a conversation.
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