01.03.2020

Faith in times of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a pandemic – and therefore affects people of all faiths worldwide. Several PaRD members call on praying at home and provide important info for their communities.

Religions for Peace and ACT alliance on COVID-19

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Religions for Peace and ACT alliance invite all people of faith to stop gathering in places of worship and to rather focus on the humanitarian help in their communities.

Read the full statement here

WCC urges everyone to pray at home

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the moderator of the WCC Central Committee Dr Agnes Abuom urged people and churches to give highest priority to “doing whatever we can do to protect life” and ”ask churches not to have public services”.

See WCC’s special Website on Corona

KAICIID fellows worldwide take measures

KAICIID has offered an overview on how its fellows worldwide take measures to prevent from COVID-19. Christians are no longer sharing sacramental wine, Jews have been asked not to kiss mezuzahs and Torah scrolls, and Hindus were advised to throw colored powder rather than press it directly onto people’s faces during the recent Holi festival. Since Ramadan is coming up, they also have to figure out how they supply dates and food to help isolated people break the fast.

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