covid-19

Keep COVID-19 restrictions during in-person worship, ecumenical guide suggests

Some Americans may be behaving like the COVID-19 pandemic no longer hinders them from socializing with friends and family, many of whom they may not have seen in months. The post Keep COVID-19 restric...

First Baptist in Dallas works to promote COVID-19 vaccines: Was this a big news story?

If you have followed news coverage of debates about COVID-19 vaccines, you know that the leaders of churches and major religious denominations — Black and White — have been walking a tightrope on this...

Thinking about evangelicals and COVID-19 vaccines: Wait! The numbers show WHAT?!?!

The last 14 months have given the world a series of public health challenges that it has never had to grapple with before. Will people willingly disrupt their lives in order to contain the spread of a...

Plug-In: COVID-19 vaccines are still creating buzz on religion beat — pro and con

You know all those stories about white evangelicals and vaccine hesitancy? Well, I have some data from @DataProgress that throws a bit of cold water on that narrative. h/t (@b_schaffner for the data)h...

Ministry after 2020? The year when COVID-19 caused clergy stress to zoom to a new level

When training pastors and chaplains, educators frequently stress the need for “boundaries” between work and home. Clergy need — somehow — to find “personal” time, a...

In Africa, COVID-19 disrupted climate change work but also led to new opportunities

COVID-19 took a toll on climate change. Activists in Africa say that toll has been both negative and positive. Oluwatosin Kolawole, a Nigerian climate change activist, normally is an active advocate w...

Lots of Mississippi folks don't want COVID-19 vaccines: They're white evangelicals, right?

One of the snarkiest things an editor can say to a reporter — after reading a story that has been turned in for editing — is this: You really need to read your own newspaper. Most of the time, this me...

Faith leaders get COVID-19 shot to curb vaccine reluctance

More than two dozen clergy members from the capital region rolled up their sleeves inside the Washington National Cathedral and got vaccinated against the coronavirus Tuesday in a camera-friendly even...

Dave Ramsey’s new crusade: Ending COVID-19 mask orders

Christian finance guru Dave Ramsey has endorsed proposed legislation in the Tennessee Legislature that would ban mask mandates as discriminatory. The post Dave Ramsey’s new crusade: Ending COVID-19 ma...

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