Coronavirus effect on Religious Festivals

By Tim Maby, 31 March 2020 The national lockdown to protect against the spread of Covid-19 is having a major effect on a stream of religious festivals due to take place this spring. Ceremonies have been cancelled in all places of worship and no religious processions will be allowed on our streets. Religious groups, however, are coming […]

Coronavirus and religion – update 31 March

Coronavirus and religion update – 31 March, 2020 More than half (55%) of American adults have prayed for an end to the spread of the coronavirus, according to a Pew Centre research survey. And 24% of people questioned, who say they do not belong to any religion, have prayed about the virus. The survey of […]

Congregations rise as worship moves to the internet

By Tim Wyatt The UK coronavirus lockdown has shut all places of worship but this has not meant the end of  worship for many synagogues, mosques, churches, temples and gurdwaras. Thousands of believers, unable to attend Friday prayers, Shabbat, or a Sunday service, have instead been logging into online platforms to perform their faith through […]