Religion and COVID-19: Recommendations for Policy Action

March 31, 2022

In this Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy policy brief, a condensed version of a much longer research report, authors Alexander Yendell, Oliver Hidalgo, and Carolin Hillenbrand provide an empirical overview of the beliefs and practices of religious groups and individuals actors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy brief uses this data to critically evaluate varied responses to the pandemic and to develop recommendations for practical cooperation between governments and faith communities. The guiding question for the researchers was how an interplay between political and religious actors can succeed in achieving the best possible management of a pandemic.

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