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Join our online talk on July 5th at 11:00 am EST
This week’s topic:
A brief summary of the status of US Immigration Laws and the bright future of this area of law in accordance with the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.
The ever-escalating draconian US Immigration Laws call humanity to conscientiously look within inwardly, to reevaluate our own individual moral values as to what extent we are willing to forgo decency, and at what price. The statistics of the past several years demonstrate society’s apathy and laxity to these ever-increasing crises facing humanity. The numbness to the devastating effects on society as a whole continues. It is time for us to pause and revisit some of the basics that brought us all to this point in our history. We will reflect on our trajectory into the future, but we must also reflect on our past to realize why and how we reached this unfortunate plight. The USA is a land of immigrants.Considering the rich diversity of the USA, it has become the land of the free and the brave to many of its newest citizens. Many immigrants came to the USA fleeing religious persecution and searching for a brighter future. There was not much of an immigration process in place, and yet we now have the USA that we all live in and call home. We need to reflect as to why the immigration process is becoming so difficult now, to the extent that the USA is closing its borders to countless immigrants. Some of these immigrants are fleeing their homeland for their very lives, and other immigrants have special skills and expertise that are very valuable to advance the interests of the USA.
This week’s presenter:
Speaker Biography: Ms. Sepideh Eskandari, Born in Tehran, Iran, and immigrated to the US at age nine. She has a BA in Communications from the University of Tampa, and JD from Stetson College of Law. She has been an Immigration Law practitioner from 1996 to the present. She served as a Florida Bar Investigative member of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for four years, Hearing Officer at St. Petersburg Housing Authority and Pinellas County, appointed to the Board of Trustees at Community Law Program, recipient of 6th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Awards for three consecutive years, and served on the St. Petersburg Interfaith Committee and Local Spiritual Assembly of The Baha’is of St. Petersburg.
Join our online talk on July 5th at 1:30 pm EST
SESSION FIVE: ‘Islám: the promise of the Torah and the New Testament Apparent contradictions.
Please Register here to attend our Free Online Seminar by Dr. Lameh Fananapazir on July 5th at 1:30 pm EST
and all attendees who cannot obtain a copy of the physical book, “Islam at the Crossroads,” will receive a free copy of the eBook from the Local Spiritual Assembly of Clearwater, Florida, upon request.
Dr. Lameh Fananapazir was born in Iran and spent his youth in Africa. He is a graduate of Edinburgh Medical School. He trained in Cardiology and further specialized in Electrophysiology at Duke Medical Center.
He worked for 15 years as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland studying causes of sudden death in athletes and those with inherited heart conditions. He has published more than 500 scientific papers and has given many presentations at national and international conferences.
He spent two and a half years as Director of Health Services at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel. He currently resides in Cumberland, Maryland where for 11 years he was in practice as a cardiologist and electrophysiologist. Dr. Fananapazir is a Bahá’í who has had a lifelong interest in the study of religion and its impact on the world. He is the author of “Islam at the Crossroads”; which was published in 2015 and examines current issues facing Islam and their potential solutions. He has also recently authored ‘A Companion to the Study of Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
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