Faith on Friday: Pussy Riot in Moscow

Members of the female rock group, “Pussy Riot,” perform an anti-Putin protest song entitled, “Holy Shit” inside Moscow’s Christ the Savior Orthodox Church.

Steve Hayes, an Orthodox Christian living in South Africa, did a blog post yesterday about the “Pussy Riot” protest in a Russian Orthodox Cathedral in February.

“Pussy Riot: A Cultural Revolution?”

 Hayes points out:

 

 

 

“There are differences between Russian culture and Western culture, and differences within Russian and Western culture. There seems to be a huge gap in understanding these differences. But these differing views also have something in common: they share in the failure to understand cultural differences, and they share in the readiness to condemn those whose culture they do not understand.

But what about Orthodoxy?

Is there an Orthodox culture, and does it have anything to say about this?”


Read his article to find out more. And at the end of his post, Steve invites other Orthodox Christians to join the “synchroblog” that a number of members of the Orthoblogger Facebook Group are participating in, usually once a month. Our next synchroblog will be Friday, August 17. Check the links at the end of Steve’s post for more information. I’ll be participating, so watch for my post next Friday. The theme this month is “Orthodoxy and Culture.”

 

2 comments


  • Thanks for the links. I’ve followed this story and the discussion about different cultural perspective really puts a fresh perspective. I heard the husband of one of the jailed women. He seemed shocked they were arrested. I often wonder if I would have the courage to protest under such government/political conditions.

    August 11, 2012
    • I know, Stacy…. it’s a whole different world over there, and I think we should be slow to judge. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      August 12, 2012

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