Turning the other cheek

Tell the Ukrainians to turn the other cheek and you’d probably get short shrift. So what does this advice really mean?
28 March 2023
Presented by Ed Kessler
Production by Claire Curran, David Perry.


Graffiti on a street door


How practical is Jesus’s advice to turn the other cheek? Some see it as an example of the excessive passivity of Christianity. Others think it’s the only way to get out of an endless spiral of violence. Meryem Kalayci and Tim Stevens discuss the matter without coming to blows


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