The Common Good

Results for Iran

Iranian Women Shed Veils for Facebook Page
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of Iranian women are sending photos of themselves without their hijab, or veil, to a new London-based Facebook page dedicated to allowing them “stealthy freedoms.” Thous ...

A New Relationship with Iran
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick How an agreement on nuclear weapons can build a bridge to peace. DEALING WITH IRA ...

62 Organizations Warn Senate Against New Iran Sanctions
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:20am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News National Iranian American Council ...

Sunni-Shiite Violence Soars in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty home not far from the capital, Islamabad. Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty ...

Fatwas, Philosophers and Peace Games
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

Bring participants from the United States and Iran together for a peace game. The recent agreement with Iran relating to its nuclear program is totally in keeping with the require ...

Congress Should Give the Interim Deal with Iran A Chance
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Before Congress jumps the gun, it needs to take a deep breath and let the diplomatic process continue. After a decades-long standoff, Iran and the West (plus China and Russia) hav ...

The Last Thing the World Needs Is Congress Thwarting Historic U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

The  nuclear deal  that the U.S. just struck with  Iran  is nothing short of historic. This agreement is a victory for everyone who wants to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and a catastrophic war. The deal is one of the many triumphs that have resul ...

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Topic Brief

(abolition of nuclear weapons, Iran, Iran Nuclear Agreement, Life and Peace, Peace and Nonviolence) abolition of nuclear weapons,Iran ...

A Good Deal With Iran
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

The nuclear agreement with Iran is a triumph of diplomacy, with the Persian nation making significant concessions and receiving very little in return. The nuclear agreement with ...

Bridging the Persian Gulf
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Diplomatic talks with Iran could end the nuclear standoff—and more. AT LAST, AFTER more than ...

Seeking Nonviolent Solutions in Syria
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Working with the U.N. for a negotiated settlement has a greater chance of success than military involvement. ...

Violence Rules: North Korea, Syria, U.S.
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

If we stopped to learn the rules governing our fluency in violence, it would actually make us less fluent. Why? Because the rules of violence reveal an unpleasant reality: We don’t use violence; violence uses ...

Imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor Gets Push from State Dept.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 8:40am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case. ...

DRONE WATCH: Iran, U.S. Face Off Over Drone
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Iranian jet warned away from U.S. drone. As an Iranian fighter jet approached a Predator surveillance drone over the Persian Gulf earlier this week, it was warned away by a U.S. ...

Oscars and the Big Picture
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins We shouldn't really expect the Oscars to grasp the point of history, though this year the films nominated for Best Pi ...

Iranian Pastor Re-Arrested
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Pastor released in September is re-arrested and ordered to complete prison sentence. Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor imprisoned for nearly three years for “apostasy” until hi ...

Shiite Muslims Quietly Establish a Foothold in U.S.
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

In some ways, the Sunni/Shiite divide is similar to divisions between Protestants and Catholics — both follow the same faith, but with different ways of understanding and worshipping God. ...

No Man (or Nation) is an Island
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

NEW YORK — Manhattan was a traffic nightmare as the United Nations General Assembly was in session and security precautions ramped up. Iran's president gave his usual insulting address. Israel's prim ...

Activists Hail Release of Christian Pastor in Iran, Teen in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Religious rights activists are hailing the release over the weekend of an Iranian pastor accused of apostasy and a Pakistani girl who was charged with blasphemy. Religious rights ...

BREAKING NEWS: Pastor Nadarkhani Acquitted of Apostasy Charges in Iran, Released from Prison
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

According to a report late Friday from Christian Solidarity Worldwide, an international organization devoted to issues of religious freedom, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, a Muslim convert to Christianity who has b ...

State Department Highlights Global Religious Restrictions in New Report
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Religious minorities continue to suffer loss of their rights across the globe, the State Department reported on Monday, with a rise in blasphemy laws and restrictions on faith practices. ...

State Department: Release Pastor Nadarkhani
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

The State Deparment yesterday released a statement on the imprisonment of Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been imprisoned for over 1000 days on charges of apostasy. ...

New Trial Date for Iranian Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Youcef Nadarkhani, the 35-year-old Christian pastor has been imprisoned in Iran since October 2009 after protesting a law that all children read the Quaran and being charged with evangelizing to Muslims. The trial date has been set for Sept. 8.  From ...

Iran Releases Christian Pastor, Two Others Remain Imprisoned
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 8:01am | Type: Blog

BosNewsLife.com reports : TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran has released Pastor Mehdi “Petros” Foroutan who served about one year in prison following a police crackdown on his and other house churches,  a spokesman told BosNewsLife late Tuesday. Jason ...

Preventing an Iranian Bomb
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright History shows engagement, not attack, dissuades countries from developing nuclear weapons. CA ...

Transcript: Obama's Remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to crack down on Iran and Syria and promised to "never again" allow atrocities like those seen during the Holocaust. President Ba ...

Stifling the Persian Spring
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Reza Aslan How U.S. and Israeli threats are undermining the democracy movement in Iran. WE IRANIANS ARE a cyn ...

Pastor Nadarkhani Remains on Death Row in Iran
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

After searching for a while, I found a post by the American Center for Law and Justice that confirmed what had become my hope: Reports of Nadarkhani's execution were false. L ...

Wars and Rumors of War
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 7:41pm | Type: Blog

While compiling the morning “Daily Digest,” I often recall the advice of Karl Barth, who is said to have told young theologians “to take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspa ...

President Obama's AIPAC Speech and Reaction
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

In a speech to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, President Obama urged Israeli leaders to refrain from "loose talk of war" relate ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Color The 1 Percent 99 Percent Conflicted Soon after the Occupy Wall Street encampment was set up at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan last fall, 26-year-old Ryan Quick told his father, Leslie C. Quick III, a financier, that he might ...

Is Iran Really a Threat?
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

It seems like every day we hear from another politician saying that “we are ready to attack Iran if necessary," or from another pundit full of hot air telling us why we should invade Iran right now. ...

Our Budget-Busting Foreign Policy Disconnect
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

A recent Gallup poll shows that 81 percent of Americans want the President to be focused on domestic issues, while 9 percent say they want him to focus on foreign policy issues. Not too surprising ... until yo ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST/RNS: The End Of 'Compassionate Conservatism'? The Republican presidential candidates competing for the affections of Florida voters have plenty of labels with which to tar each other: Influence peddler. Failed politic ...

2012 State of the Union Address: The Complete Text
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. This nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we ho ...

Iran: Ask Questions First
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

In the fall of 2002 and winter of 2003, a steady drumbeat of rhetoric and accusations from the Bush administration were leading the United States into war against Iraq. In the fa ...

Is Iran the New Iraq?
Originally Posted: 01/18/2012 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

It’s hard to remember the warm-up to the Iraq war now almost 10 years old. Following the devastating experience of 9/11 (Sept. 11, 2001), the United States experienced enormous national feelings of anger and s ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

NPR: Evangelical Leaders Struggle To Crown A Candidate Rick Santorum was fresh off his surprise showing in the Iowa caucuses and fielding questions on a radio program, when a caller challenged the Republican presidential candidate on his overt rel ...

The Morning Sojo: November 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. Susan Straight , an author whose nove ...

We Must Continue to Stand with Pastor Nadarkhani
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The news cycle often moves so quickly that very often big news stories are forgotten within a day, sometimes even more quickly. The news cycle often moves so quickly tha ...

UPDATE: Christian Pastor Faces Execution in Iran
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

UPDATES: Earlier today (Friday, Sept. 30), the Iranian Embassy in the U.K. issued the following statement regarding Pastor Nadarkhani: UPDATES: Earlier ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

Extremism, Terrorism, and the Attack in Norway
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Similar to many of my Western counterparts, my first thoughts when I first heard about the attacks in Norway went to extreme Islamic terrorism. Similar to many of my Western count ...

Could the U.S. Be Moving to a State of Perpetual War?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

One might think that three wars -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- would be enough. Apparently, for the United States military apparatus, it's not. One might think that three war ...

The Church Called to Rebellion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Palestine-Israel/Palestine-Israel-Portfolio/13237970_n64hV#1125028640_vBEo3" target="_blank"></a>People can take a certain amo ...

Still Missing in the Arab World: Assembly and Free Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, I established AmmanNet, the Arab world's first Internet radio that used technology to create audio and text content freely. Ten years ago, I established AmmanN ...

'Christians and Muslims, We Are All Egyptians'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/07/christians-and-muslims-we-are-all-egyptians/" target="_self"></a>While much of the prognostication about Egypt's future ha ...

Call on Obama: Tell Mubarak to Leave Now
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/03/call-on-obama-tell-mubarak-to-leave-now/" target="_blank"></a>By all journalistic reports, it was the Egyptian government of Pr ...

Egypt's Power Vacuum
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/110202-gascannister.jpg"></a>For an entire week now we've watched tens of thousands of Egyptians march demanding a change in government. ...

Peace For Me Must Also Mean Peace For My Neighbor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"To win the future" was a catch phrase for President Obama during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. "To win the future" was a catch phrase for Pres ...