|Visiting a residential neighborhood in South Tehran|
|Qom ~ center of the Iranian theocracy|
|Garden outside Chahel Sotun Palace, Isfahan|
|The capital in winter|
|The author with a Miles for Peace spokesman|
|Traditional Persian restaurant in Shiraz|
The Shalom Center, based in Philadelphia, sees unity at the roots of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Their call -- emanating from American religious communities -- is for "a serious effort to make peace with Iran." Signatories of this call have included officials of the American Jewish University, Islamic Society of North America, Unitarian-Universalist Association of Congregations, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church and others.