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A Tribute to Bahá’u’lláh

abdu'l baha plymouth - tribute to baha'u'llah

This article tells the story of a moment in time. A small event – briefly told – yet an event that still echoes through time and space. A few evenings ago the words from that event echoed in song in the Australasian Baha’i House of Worship in Sydney. Here is the story. Abdu’l Baha was travelling…

En la nariz: perfumista chispas furor contra el racismo

Guerlain Perfume

El mes pasado, hablé de un problema de alienación que está emergiendo de Francia. Este mes, por casualidad, volví a recurrir otra  controversia de Francia que se ha apoderado de la atención del mundo-que revela cómo el lenguaje puede crear y perpetuar las nociones de alteridad y alienación.. Jean-Paul Guerlain, que trabajó para la famosa…

On the nose: perfumer sparks racism furore

Last month, I discussed a problem of foreignness emerging from France. This month, coincidentally, I again turn to a controversy from France that has gripped the world’s attention—one that reveals how language can create and perpetuate notions of Otherness and foreignness. Jean-Paul Guerlain, who once worked for the famous high-end cosmetics line that shares his…

A lesson from Europe

The question of the place of the Roma in European society has returned to the media spotlight. The New York Times reports that a meeting of European leaders this week “degenerated into open discord” over France’s plans to deport Roma. Since Romania and Bulgaria entered the European Union in 2007, Roma have migrated in increasing…