Russians Pray for Rain as Churches Collect Aid

MOSCOW (RNS/ENInews) The Russian Orthodox Church is praying for relief from the heat and drought that has gripped Russia for two months, as one archbishop condemned some retailers for profiteering from the extreme weather conditions. That air conditioners sell for...

Quakers Maintain Presence in Russia

Quakers are mentioned in Alexander Pushkin’s novel “Eugene Onegin” (1823). And Leo Tolstoy’s daughter-in-law, Olga Tolstaya-Voyekova (1858-1936), joined the Quakers in 1924. Quakers actually have a long history of involvement in Russia, and...

Quiet Revolution Begins in Our Hearts

I have been steeping myself in short stories. It’s all part of the fun of an annual contest I enter, as much for the access it affords to the works of a multitude of creative writers as for the wacky assignments, deadlines and potential contest winnings. It...