Field Reports on Religious Life in the Time of COVID-19
Keywords:COVID-19, Ritual practice, Communal worship, Religious practice
We have for you a set of short field reports on the ways in which religious (and, in one case, theatrical) life has continued and changed in the time of the pandemic. These reports shed light on the resillence of religious life across the world. This pandemic has been an assault both on the bare biological basis of our lives and the social fabric that makes them livable. Taken together, these reports shed light on how that assault has highlighted bothour common humanity and our social diatance from one another. They also hint at new possibilities for the ways that our religious and spiritual lives might be lived and peformed in the future, ways we are only beginning to understand.
Abuhabib, A.A., Abu-Aita Said N, Procter C, and Ibtesam Al-Smeri. “Unique situation of Gaza Strip dealing with COVID-19 crisis.” International Journal of Infectious Diseases 100: 149-151. (September 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.08.070.
Crago-Snell, Shannon and Todd E. Johnson. “Pandemics, Protests, and Performancs: Embodying Our Faith in an Unexpected Season.” Liturgy 35 (2020) no. 4:1-7
Mills, David, Wispelwey Bram, Muhareb Rania, and Mads Gilbert. “Structural violence in the era of a new pandemic: the case of the Gaza Strip.” The Lancet (March 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30730-3.
Somdeep, Sen. “The pandemic under siege: A view from the Gaza Strip.” World Development 135 (November 2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105063.
Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart of the Buddhas Teaching. Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation. New York: Harmony Books 1998, 2015.
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