No Iranaphobia For Me

2021-06-11T11:07:43-05:00

We tend to fear what we know little about, especially if we choose to have limited sources for gaining knowledge about the world. Recently, having returned from a two week trip to Iran sponsored by Global Exchange, I was delighted and privileged to learn more about this rich and ancient history and to witness first-hand the warmth and engagement of the people. Since having made the decision to go last February, I must say that I did have some trepidation as the verbal exchange between the U.S. and Iran seemed to be heating up in intensity over the summer months. [...]

No Iranaphobia For Me2021-06-11T11:07:43-05:00

A Kansas Citian’s Visit to Iran

2021-06-11T11:07:50-05:00

This blog was written in early October 2019, before the events of recent days. "Where are you from?" This was the quizzical look on the Iranian people's faces and what they really meant was, "if you are from the U.S., how did you get a visa to come to Iran?". We said yes, we are from the U.S. "We love Americans" was the constant rejoiner. To that, we said, "We apologize for what our administration has done to your people." On September 26th, a group of four of our Global Exchange Tour arrived in Tehran for a 14-day tour of [...]

A Kansas Citian’s Visit to Iran2021-06-11T11:07:50-05:00
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