Religious transformation witnesses rebirth of temperate Iran

   Tehran’s Azadi Tower was finished in 1971. Five decades later, Iranians increasingly embrace secular values (Picture for EPA by Abedin Taherkenareh)   Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution was a defining event that changed how we think about the relationship between religion and modernity. Ayatollah Khomeini’s mass mobilisation of Islam showed that modernisation by no means implies a linear process of religious…

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