Faith and the COVID-19 Pandemic at Two Years: A Retrospective
Looking Back to Look Forward: COVID-19 Faith Reflections on 2020-2021
Showing the Faith and the COVID-19 Pandemic at Two Years: A Retrospective Video
March 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST
Location: Online Zoom Webinar
NPR's one-year retrospective headline read "March 11, 2020: The Day Everything Changed." The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that day in 2020 that "WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic." It was clear then that religious communities would be affected by and respond to the situation in distinctive and significant ways. The Berkley Center, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, and the World Faiths Development Dialogue decided to track these aspects of what then loomed as a momentous but highly uncertain crisis.
Part two of a webinar series on the theme of “Looking Back to Look Forward,” this webinar took stock of the Religious Responses to COVID-19 project, which has involved continuous monitoring of media and research analysis and commentary and regular reports distilling this information, as well as webinars, articles, and partnership activities. This event also launched a website platform for the project's resource repository, which includes over 1,000 resources to date on how different faith actors have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and broader emergencies.
This event was co-sponsored by the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, the World Faiths Development Dialogue, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
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