April 27th, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Iranian cuisine is often called Persian since the country was actually Persia until 1934. The food is a combination of lots of spicy curry stews with other dishes as diverse as kofta (meatballs) or pilau – all common to Iranian cuisine. Several of Iran's dishes also come from the Greeks, Arabs, Turks, and Russians.Take for example the popular dolma or stuffed grape leaves, often seen on many a...
April 20th, 2011
Written by Nedda Pourahmady in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Ever since she obtained her lawyer’s license in 1992, Shirin Ebadi has been taking on controversial cases in the fight for human rights and equality for women, children, and political prisoners in Iran. In 2003, she was the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition to being an internationally renowned advocate for human rights, Ebadi established the Million Signatures...
April 13th, 2011
Written by Alonzo Weston in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Do the leaders of Iran, who purport to believe in and practice Islam, yet unabashedly spew hatred, and kill dissidents, represent the beliefs of most Iranians? If not, how does the majority reconcile the conflict between their religion and how they actually live?~Dumbfounded in DearbornDear Dumbfounded,Islam is one of the three major religions in the world, the other two being...
April 6th, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The Middle Eastern country of Iran is one of those places that few westerners know much about beyond the talking points of network news pundits. Iran is a beautiful country with a rich history that dates back millennia. Renowned for its art, literature, and architecture, it is a culture often misunderstood by outsiders.The formal name of the country is Jomhuri-ye Islami-ye Iran, the Islamic...
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