(RNS) Drawing an estimated 17 million pilgrims, the Shiite ritual known as Arbaeen dwarfs even the hajj. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the seventh-century slaying of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, which engendered the Sunni-Shiite schism.
Articles tagged “Iran”
(RNS) Naghmeh Abedini’s accusations raise the question: Why do evangelical women wait so long before reporting spousal abuse?
(RNS) Islamic dietary rules clash with French culinary pride as President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Paris marks Iran’s return to the international community after its nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers.
(Reuters) Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran expressed outrage at the deaths of 131 of its nationals at the world’s largest annual gathering of people while politicians in Tehran suggested Riyadh was incapable of managing the event.
(RNS) Why should the Jews, of all minority groups in our culture, be begrudged the emotional space in the public arena to speak of their legitimate fears?
Iranian-American Saeed Abedini was sentenced by an Iranian court in 2013 to eight years in prison for allegedly compromising Iran’s national security by setting up home-based Christian churches there.
(RNS) As I came to know Iranian millennials, what I experienced was strikingly similar to my day-to-day interactions with Americans, especially students at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Second-generation survivors “exhibit greater preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear threat” than others in their peer group.