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The COVID-19 crisis presents faith communities around the world with unique challenges and opportunities to engage in contemporary debates on global health policy, bioethics, religious freedom, and social welfare. These resources consider how religion both impacts and is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For university COVID-19 guidance and updates, visit

Our Experts

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Paul Elie

Senior Fellow

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David Hollenbach

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Katherine Marshall

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service, Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue

Current and Past Projects

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Religious Responses to COVID-19

This project has been a collaborative effort to explore the responses of religious actors to the COVID-19 pandemic and organize information so that it could be quickly found and used by development policymakers and practitioners and religious actors who seek to work together in the COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 A-Z Subtopics

Narrow your search for COVID-19 content by selecting from this list of subtopics


September 22, 2023

2023 Global Social Justice Research Symposium Panel 2 (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes

June 7, 2022

Ballroom C, 1st Session, Multireligious collaboration to improve pandemic response & resilience (EN) (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 6 minutes

April 29, 2022

Webinar: Listening to the Stories of Local Faith Actors on COVID-19 Response (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 32 minutes


Article December 13, 2022

COVID-19 and Religion: Pandemic Lessons and Legacies

This article draws on the multiyear work of the Religious Responses to COVID-19 project to assess how religious communities worldwide experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have in turn shaped responses to the pandemic.

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