CSM: Symbol of Persian tolerance heads to US

By Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor:

“The ideas of the Persian tradition permeate the Western tradition, and it’s there at a profound level. The idea that we are separate, individual…that these ideologies cannot coexist, is an illusion,” said Karen Armstrong [well-known religious scholar] “And sometimes it’s easier to focus on a particular object like that, to look at its history, to see its effects…the way cultures have always interacted and melded with one another creatively.”

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