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Pussy Riot + The Russian Orthodox Church = It's Complicated

Scott MacDougall | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

When it comes to the relationship between Pussy Riot and the Russian Orthodox Church, it might not be true love, but it certainly isn't irreconcilable differences, just as most true and meaningful things tend to be.

Church Leader To Monks: Avoid 'Sinful And Tempting' Internet

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged monks not to use cellphones to access the Internet in order to avoid temptation. ...

Ukraine's Freezing Winter Baptismal Holiday

Miles Atkinson | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
Miles Atkinson

January 19 is a holiday in the Orthodox tradition commemorating the baptism of Jesus. On this day all the waters become holy. Believers, revelers, and exhibitionists alike wade out naked into the rivers and lakes in a ritualistic freezing bath.

Russia To Rework Bill On Offending Religion

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2013 | Religion

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The Russian government asked parliament on Sunday to amend a bill that would set jail te...

Russian Workers Protest Pussy Riot, Their Boss Explains Why

Simon Shuster | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Simon Shuster

In early October, the employees of Russia's largest ammonia manufacturer, TogliattiAzot, staged a demonstration against the members of Pussy Riot, who...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Warns Of Those Who Would 'Destry Our Churches'

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | Religion

By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church used a Sunday praye...

Russian Christians Can't 'Tolerate' The Museum Of Erotic Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Ever since punk rock provocateurs Pussy Riot protested President Vladimir Putin near a church altar in Moscow, a segment of Russia's conservative Chri...

Pussy Riot Sentencing: Can't Jail Female Fury

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 10.19.2012 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

Say a novena for the women of Pussy Riot. Light a candle in church for them. Even more, take a public action for justice, women's empowerment and freedom. But whatever you do, don't dismiss them.

Pussy Riot Awaits Verdict

Reuters | Timothy Heritage | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A Russian judge delivers a verdict on Friday against three members of a feminist punk band for staging an anti-Kremlin pr...

Pussy Riot's Punk Prayer: What Would Jesus Do?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

For a Christian like me, the question that the Pussy Riot action begs is where might Jesus stand in the controversy between the combined power of the Church and State vs. three girls who made a prayer for deliverance from it.

Russian Church Confesses To Doctoring Photo To Hide Patriarch's $30,000 Watch

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion

* Bloggers say Patriarch's luxury watch was doctored out * Patriarch faces questions over wealth, Pussy Riot * Church's ...

Russian Orthodox Church Feels Heat After Election Endorsement

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion

* Church says anti-Russian forces seek to erode its authority * Patriarch Kirill called Putin's rule a "miracle of God" ...

WATCH: Russian Military Creates Flying Church With Paratrooper Priests

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 03.14.2012 | Weird News

The Russian military is taking the phrase "getting by on a wing and a prayer" to new heights after creating a flying church, complete with paratrooper...

From Russia Without Love

Jon O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jon O'Brien

There is no easy answer to demographic decline, and making abortion the scapegoat for decades of neglect to women's well-being will not help. Building a stronger society that supports women and children is the long, slow, sure road to a thriving Russia.

Russian Patriarch Denounces Moscow Airport Bombing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Sophia Kishkovsky Religion News Service MOSCOW (RNS/ENInews) The head of the Russian Orthodox Church denounced a terrorist attack at Moscow's busi...

Russian Orthodox Church: 'Miniskirts Cause Madness'

Christian Science Monitor | Fred Weir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A top official of the increasingly powerful Russian Orthodox Church has triggered a storm of outrage by calling for a "national dress code" that would...

Women Invite 'Drunk Idiots' With Immodest Dress Says Russian Priest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Sophia Kishkovsky Religion News Service A top official of the Russian Orthodox Church has called for an official dress code to encourage propriety...

Why It's Cool to Go to Church Again

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

I've returned to Christianity and go to church as often as possible. Here are my top ten reasons why I think church is cool.

Russian Patriarch, Praising World War II, Sidesteps Stalin's Legacy

Religion News Service | By Sophia Kishkovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Sophia Kishkovsky Religion News Service MOSCOW (RNS/ENI) Sidestepping a debate over the legacy of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, the head of the R...

Russian Jews Face Continual Challenges As Country Seeks To Be A Global Player

Karina Ioffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karina Ioffee

Russia, a country of 140 million, is trying to reinvent itself to become a global player. But it's also an Orthodox Christian country. That makes carving out a space for Jewish life a continual challenge.

Vatican, Russian Orthodox Church Relations Warming

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Festivities in Rome this weekend for the dedication of an Orthodox church on the grounds of the Russian Embassy near the Vatican attest to a surprisin...

Metropolitan Kirill Elected New Patriarch Of Russian Orthodox Church

Radio Free Europe | Jeffrey Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Russian Orthodox Church has overwhelmingly elected Metropolitan Kirill as its new leader, succeeding the late Patriarch Aleksy II, the shepherd of...

Outspoken Head Of Russian Orthodox Church Dies At 79 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Patriarch Alexy II, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church who presided over a vast post-Soviet revival of faith but was accused of making the church...