Religion and Violence

See our latest Bread and Roses TV programme. We will begin taping new programmes in September.
Have a good summer!

Religion has advanced through violence, genocide and ethnic cleansing, Bread and Roses TV
21 July 2015
Bread and Roses TV with Maryam Namazie and Fariborz Pooya
Interview with Dan Barker, Freedom from Religion Foundation
Also on Iran nuclear agreement, women escaping from ISIS, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, Ramadan fatwas, and photos from Pluto
Background: Religion has been advanced through violence, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. It’s not all peace and love. Despite many of the inhuman tenets of religion, however, people – including the religious – are more than the religions they were born into.
Director: Reza Moradi
Translator: Adam Smith

گسترش مذهب همواه با خشونت، كشتار و پاكسازي قومي عجين بوده است، برنامه نان و گل سرخ با مريم نمازى و فريبرز پويا
۲۲ ژوئیه
مصاحبه با دان بارکر، بنیاد رهایی از دین
همچنین در مورد توافق هسته ای ایران، زنان فرارى ازداعش، بهنام ابراهیم زاده ، فتواهای ماه رمضان، و عکس ها از پلوتو
گسترش مذهب همواه با خشونت، كشتار و پاكسازي قومي عجين بوده است.
مذهب صلح و محبت نيست
با وجود همه اصول غير انساني مذهب ، انسانها ، همچنين انسانهاي مذهبي ، بيشتر از آنچه مذهب براي انها قائل است ميباشند.
كارگردان: رضا مرادى
ترجمه: آدم سميت

Misogyny in the name of God

Just returned from Bergen International Festival where I participated in a panel discussion on Misogyny in the name of God with the fantastic Deeyah Khan, Gunnar Stålsett, Cecilie Ore and John Peder Egenæs. It was chaired by Hilde Sandvik.
امروۯ اۯ برگن نروۯ برگشٺم
در پانلى جالب با ديا خان شركٺ كردم در مورد ضديٺ با ۯن به اسم خدا
You can see the video here:

Some photos from the event:

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Does religion make child abuse inevitable?

See this week’s Bread and Roses TV programme, which ask a question about the role religion plays in child abuse.

Does religion make child abuse inevitable?
23 September 2014
Interview with Sue Cox, Survivors Voice – Europe

آيا مذهب کودک آزارى را اجتناب ناپذیر مى کند؟
۲۴ سپتامبر ۲۰۱۴
مصاحبه با سو کاکس از صداى بازماندگان اروپا

Atheist or rapist?

A study published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that religious believers distrust atheists more than any other religious groups, gays and feminists (and you know how much they hate them). The only other group they distrust as much are rapists!!?

Atheists on the other hand were indifferent to people’s religious beliefs and did not have the same antagonism towards believers. Rather than saying anything about atheists, the study says loads about the religious and their bigotry. But then that’s nothing new…

(Via Ian Simpson on Facebook)