(RNS) — If you do get physically involved in caring for someone with the COVID-19 illness, do so carefully and thoughtfully. Here’s how.
NEW YORK (AP) — ‘Science is a wonderful arena of truth and understanding truth. It is an amazing tool that can help human flourishing. We just believe it can’t address all truth that exists,’ said D.J. Jenkins, pastor at Anthology Church in Studio City, California.
(RNS) — When society is beginning to see panicky behavior, this is the time for the body of Christ to be a voice of faith instead of fear — and a source of practical help.
(RNS) — With reports of cases in the Washington metropolitan area and the pandemic declaration by the WHO, ‘there was no question anymore,’ one organizer said.
(RNS) — The decision by the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County stipulated that all services, classes and celebrations should be canceled and that kosher restaurants under the group's jurisdiction serve only takeout.
(RNS) — This is not a drill, Mormons, and it's not the seasonal flu. It's a Martin and Willie handcart rescue operation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Overnight, the state has made itself visible in full force while the Catholic Church is nowhere to be found.
(RNS) — The saints of old risked their lives for those with the plague. We can at least do our civic duty.
(RNS) — When two or three are gathered on Facebook, is Christ there? When 10 Jews meet on a Zoom call, is it a minyan?
(RNS) — This week the Democrat-controlled House is scheduled to vote on the NO BAN Act, even as the White House argues that the bill could impede the government’s ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
(RNS) — ‘What we’re trying to do is minimize any kind of unnecessary touch here,’ said the Rev. Justin Coleman, pastor of a North Carolina church.
(RNS) — If COVID-19 becomes a true global pandemic, it would deeply affect mainline Protestant churches, seven of which rank in the 10 religious traditions in the United States with the oldest, and therefore most vulnerable, members.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘We’re to be good citizens, and we’re to be good neighbors,’ said the Rev. Mariann Budde, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, who distributed a letter outlining new diocesanwide policies meant to curb the spread of the disease.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Rev. Yolanda Norton, creator of Beyoncé Mass, said ‘this is not your grandma’s church,’ as she wore a 'Won’t SHE do it?!' T-shirt on the Kennedy Center stage.
NEW YORK (AP) — Purim is traditionally one of the most joyous Jewish holidays, but some celebrations in Israel and hard-hit parts of the United States are being scaled back or canceled due to the coronavirus threat.