Why is Iran’s TikTok generation demanding ‘Women, Life, Freedom’? | BBC News

On September 13, 22 year old Mahsa Amini died after being detained by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating strict laws requiring women to cover their hair with a headscarf, or hijab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siCHErRPVMw Outrage over her death sparked protests that are challenging the very existence of Iran’s Islamic leadership. BBC Persian’s Jiyar Gol looks at… Continue lendo Why is Iran’s TikTok generation demanding ‘Women, Life, Freedom’? | BBC News

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Students in Iran refuse to back down from protests sparked by death of young woman | PBS NewsHour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5esJZRRwJM Iran's ongoing crackdown against protestors continues as nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody are now in their seventh week. Nick Schifrin and producer Zeba Warsi have been speaking with students there and report that despite Iran’s attempts at suppression, the protests persist. RELATED CONTENT:

Michael Flynn’s Holy War | Frontline PBS

A purified Gnosticism, then and now, is truly for a relative handful only, and perhaps is as much an aesthetic as it is a spiritual discipline. But, as the Millennium approaches, with the remote yet real possibility of a virtual Gingrichian America, we may behold a mass Gnosticism of protest rise out of a new… Continue lendo Michael Flynn’s Holy War | Frontline PBS

Indigenous Tribes Push Back Against Evangelical Missionaries | Vice News

For decades, evangelical missionaries have come to Brazil's Amazon in search of new Christians - but indigenous tribes are fighting back. VICE News went to the border of the Javari Valley to find out why it's so hard to keep missionaries out - and why some tribes want them back in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6LPl2pFoeU If you try… Continue lendo Indigenous Tribes Push Back Against Evangelical Missionaries | Vice News

American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (Christian Nationalism Documentary) | Real Stories

American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel takes audiences into the buckle of Bible belt where a group of defiant ministers, congregations, and community leaders are challenging deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine in favor of a Gospel of Inclusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ePCiUgD0Y Labeled as “heretics” for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as… Continue lendo American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (Christian Nationalism Documentary) | Real Stories

“Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

 The figure of the lonely metaphysical terrorist who blew himself up with his bomb appeared in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century … The real genesis of al-Qaeda violence has more to do with a Western tradition of individual and pessimistic revolt for an elusive ideal world than with the Koranic conception of… Continue lendo “Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary

Evangelical Christians often have a huge impact on American politics. Many of these people are socially conservative, consider themselves patriots, and believe that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33bTCrv-vE This documentary explores the core beliefs of America's fundamentalist Christians -- including the concept of creation, as opposed to evolution. Our report features… Continue lendo Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary

God Bless America: How the US is Obsessed with Religion | ENDEVR Documentary

God Bless America: How the US is Obsessed with Religion | Investigative Documentary (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFMvB-clmOg Despite being an officially secular country, religion is everywhere in the United States. 70% of Americans are Christians and the majority of them voted for Trump. Evangelicals mobilized in their masses to get Donald Trump elected and they similarly geared… Continue lendo God Bless America: How the US is Obsessed with Religion | ENDEVR Documentary

Richard Dawkins exploding at bullshit in the Bible | Truth Seeker

Constant attacks of bullshit made Richard Dawkins lose his cool and created a very awkward moment in the room. One essential voice in the matter is absent from the debate though: Harold Bloom (1930-2019). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTXN5nOstRs

Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary

The criminal injunction of Genesis—“Be fruitful and multiply . . .”—could never have come out of the mouth of the Good Lord. “Be ye rare,” He would have suggested, surely, if He had had any say in the matter. Nor could He ever have added the fatal words: “. . . and replenish the earth.” They should be erased… Continue lendo Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary