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- Created: Saturday, 02 September 2006 00:12
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Family: husband, Raymond, two daughters
Position: Director of Heath Education at Clemson University
Religion: Bahai Faith
Born and raised in Persia, now Iran, Parvin Lewis was a pioneer in Africa for five years, married an American in Kenya, had her first child in the Congo, lived in New York and settled in Clemson 15 years ago. As a Bahai Faith, Ms. Lewis is part of one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Bahais believe in all religions of the past and prophet Bahaullah is the most recent messenger of God. In other words, Bahai Faith believes in progressive revelations, that God doesnt forget mankind and every 1,000 years or so there will be a new manifestation of God to bring new teachings to people.
Q Did you grow up in Bahai Faith?
A I am the fourth-generation Bahai, and my children are the fifth generation. So my parents were born into the Bahai family and my grandparents were also born into the Bahai family. But my mothers grandfather became Bahai when he was a young man in a village in the south part of Iran.