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Oct
19
Wed
Public Lecture/Resa Aslan; “An American Martyr in Persia” @ Salt Lake City Public Library
Oct 19 all-day
Public Lecture/Resa Aslan; "An American Martyr in Persia" @ Salt Lake City Public Library |  |  |

We are pleased to announce the Baskerville Institute’s upcoming lecture and book signing event by acclaimed international writer Reza Aslan, October 19, 2022, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Salt Lake City Public Library. Reza Aslan’s new book An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville will be published by Norton Publishers in October 2022.

We invite you to join us for a lecture and book signing to learn how the actions of an American missionary in Iran can serve as a model of friendship between American and Iranian society today, one that reflects both nations’ common respect and vision of democracy. Although the American public knows little about Howard Baskerville, Iranians have venerated him as a martyr for over a century. Despite the Iranian regime’s anti-American rhetoric today, thousands of Iranians visit Tabriz (a northwestern city in Iran where Baskerville is buried) every year to visit the tomb of an American who gave his life for Iranian democracy.

Having written several best-selling books (God: A Human History, & Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth). Reza Aslan continues his exploration of the relationship between religion and humanity in the story of a Christian missionary from Nebraska who, during a religious mission in Iran in 1907, joined Iran’s democratic revolution, ultimately being killed and becoming a martyr. Reza Aslan’s new book also reveals how Americans and Iranians once viewed each other as nations that shared democratic values and respected individual rights. Baskerville’s sacrifice has shaped how Iranians can view America as an advocate for rights and freedom, which deems it necessary to question how seriously we take our democratic ideals abroad and why we should support those who share them.

This event is co-sponsored by Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, Sutherland Institute, Utah Muslim Civic League, Kings’ English Bookshop, and the World trade Center-Utah.