My brother and I wander through the bustling old market. It’s a struggle to wend our way through hordes of people, motorcycles, and cars. The aromas of fish, spices, perfumes, fresh fruit, and diesel exhaust combine to create a smell as strange to our Western sensibilities as the shawarmas in our stomachs. Shopkeepers shout out their wares, each trying to outdo the next.
ranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Jewish, Muslim, Quaker, and Mennonite leaders at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, September 25, to discuss the role of religion in responding to global challenges and building peace between societies. This was the fourth time since 2006 that American religious leaders have met with the Iranian leader at his request.