Most people will have heard of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk-rock band that staged a protest song in the Moscow Orthodox cathedral of Christ the Saviour, in which they sang ‘Mother of God, chase Putin away’. For this, they were arrested and charged with hooliganism. Bail was refused. One of them was subsequently released, but […]
But what I think of as the ‘establishment’ side of the church, the unacceptable and unpleasant side, where people seem to be more anxious about keeping in with the rich and powerful than in standing up for what is right, is somehow emasculating us as a church.