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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, with a focus on ethical, pastoral, policy, and theological issues.

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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

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Religious Responses to COVID-19

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


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Blog Posts


November 5, 2020

Indian and Western Varieties of Secularism (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 19 minutes

October 29, 2020

Global Challenges: Pandemic and World Order - Religion (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 47 minutes

October 22, 2020

Rev. Augusto Zampini on the role religious communities play during the COVID-19 crisis (Video)

Duration: 2 minutes