Coronavirus and Religion update – 22 April

By Andrew Brown, 22 April 2020 A Ramadan like none before Ramadan starts either today or tomorrow, depending on the phases of the moon, but this year’s Muslim season of fast and feasting will be unprecedented. The fasting will proceed as usual, but there will be no iftar communal meals at sundown, as has always […]

Anxious and isolated: insights from religion on how to cope

By Tim Maby Social isolation is a new and often disconcerting experience during the coronavirus pandemic. But in religious traditions, solitude, isolation and silence are chosen ways of life. In a video-conference briefing organised the Religion Media Centre, faith leaders, academics and counsellors shared insights into the lessons religion can offer on how to best […]