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COVID-19

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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.

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

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Katherine Marshall

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

COVID-19 A-Z Subtopics

Narrow your search for Religion and Development content by selecting from this list of subtopics

Current and Past Projects

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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.

Publications

Event Summary August 3, 2020

Young Women of Faith and Transformative Leadership in COVID-19 Response

This event summary highlights contributions to a June
 30, 2020 Berkley Center webinar on “Young Women of Faith and Transformative Leadership in COVID-19 Response,” drawing 
on the insights of an intergenerational group of female leaders of faith.

Blog Posts

Videos

July 16, 2020

Religious and Secular Dynamics of Social Thought (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 4 minutes

July 8, 2020

Food and Faith Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes

June 30, 2020

Young Women of Faith and Transformative Leadership in COVID-19 Response (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes