The Fellowship of ReconciliationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s delegation of Ã¢â‚¬Å“civilian diplomatsÃ¢â‚¬? is scheduled to arrive back in the states tomorrow. But before they do, you can read about their experience on the FOR site, where theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been posting reports. Find it here: The Iran Initiative
Last month, FOR sent the delegation Ã¢â‚¬â€ a diverse group of 24 people Ã¢â‚¬â€ to Iran in an effort to counter what it calls the saber-rattling between the Iranian and U.S. governments.
Iranian-born Leila Zand, co-leader of the delegation and coordinator of the Upper Nyack organization’s Iran Program, said the purpose of the grassroots form of diplomacy was to hopefully humanize Americans, often called “the Great Satan” in Iran, as well as Iranians, considered part of “the Axis of Evil” in America. Read more of this entry »
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