Education Is Not a Crime

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February 26, 2015
The right to read, write and express one’s thoughts should never be denied because an idea is unpopular. Yet, for thousands of Baha’i students in Iran, their ideas have led the government to ban them from attending university.

A Revolutionary Pope?

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January 17, 2014
Francis is being hailed as a radical Pope who will transform the Vatican. The reality is that the role of the Holy See has always changed with history, argues A. Alexander Stummvoll.

Iran's Vulnerable Minorities

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January 6, 2014
Iran recently released a draft of its new Citizens’ Rights Charter. A close reading reveals that it would further entrench discrimination against minority groups says Kaveh Shahrooz.

Religion: Friend or Foe?

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December 16, 2013
We need to ask a different question if we hope to truly understand the role of religion in international relations, argues Peter Denton.