Jan 27 • 36M

Episode 78: Ari Honarvar

Authoritarian Theology

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Ari Honarvar is a fascinating and brave person with an incredible story. She is an award-winning writer, speaker, and artist dedicated to building bridges between the arts, social justice, and well-being. She is also a strong and vocal voice for women being oppressed in theologically authoritarian countries - especially in her home country of Iran.

In this episode, we dig into authoritarian theology and both answer these three important questions:

  1. Why do institutions (i.e. government, education, religion) fear the mystical so much? 

  2. Why is the feminine often a target of authoritarian theologies?

  3. What is the best weapon against authoritarian theologies?

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