The abbot of the Monastery of St John the Baptist and St Silouan discusses what should be the role of the Church in politics in the context of the situation in Syria. What attitude should Christians, individually, and as the Church, take when faced with violence and injustice in their society? "Either Christ is with us and among us or we have nothing whatsoever to bring us together and unite us. We remain divided in our hearts, opposing each other in our intentions. Either the love of Christ or the stench of death!"