Turning the other cheek?

­Archimandrite Tikhon – Father Superior, Sretensky Monastery

The year 2012 will likely be remembered as a year of increased religious tension. In Russia, the Pussy Riot trial sparked wide public debate over the group’s so-called ‘punk prayer’ in Moscow’s main cathedral. Religious anger is flaring in the Muslim world too, with angry mobs rioting and protesting against the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ video. Is it a coincidence that believers and non-believers are rising against each other? We’ll discuss these topics with one of the best-known and most respected priests in he Russian Orthodox Church, and author of the best-seller ‘Everyday Saints and Other Stories,’ Archimandrite Tikhon.