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Houses of worship pitch in to help those left vulnerable by virus outbreak

By Aysha Khan — March 19, 2020
(RNS) — City Road Chapel near Nashville, Tennessee announced a Bar and Restaurant Workers Help Fund this week, one of many faith groups assisting food-service workers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. 

The problem of ‘social distancing’ for women who already do too much

By Jana Riess — March 17, 2020
(RNS) — Women are at risk for depression even in the best of times — and the uncharted territory we’re now entering is not going to be the best of times.

Six books to get you through a coronavirus shutdown

By Karen Swallow Prior — March 13, 2020
(RNS) — These classic and contemporary novels might offer helpful perspective on the state we find ourselves in — and are also terrific reads.

New website offers resources for churches responding to coronavirus

By Alejandra Molina — March 13, 2020
(RNS) — A new website guiding churches and ministry leaders as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic was launched Thursday (March 12) as a partnership between two Wheaton College institutions — the Billy Graham Center and the Humanitarian Disaster Institute — as well as Saddleback Church in California, led by pastor Rick Warren.

Preparing for COVID-19? Add caring for the vulnerable to your coronavirus checklist

By Craig Bowron — March 13, 2020
(RNS) — If you do get physically involved in caring for someone with the COVID-19 illness, do so carefully and thoughtfully. Here’s how.
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