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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In a pandemic, religion can be a balm and a risk

Will COVID-19 lead to a long-term shift in church attendance?
Christianity Today: This coming weekend may represent the fewest people engaging in corporate worship in the last two millennia.

First U.S. clergy fatality from COVID-19 a deacon in Washington
National Catholic Reporter: A Franciscan friar who was on his way to join a new religious community in New York became Washington's first COVID-19 fatality March 20 and the first known U.S. Catholic cleric to die after contracting the coronavirus.

Churches go back to the future with drive-in services in the time of the coronavirus
Religion News Service: The Calvert Drive-In Theatre has hosted two weddings and a number of concerts, but it hadn't hosted a church service until Sunday.

How Joseph Smith and the early Mormons challenged American democracy*
The New Yorker: In Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith established a theocracy, ran for President, and tested the limits of religious freedom.

In a pandemic, religion can be a balm and a risk
New York Times: As scientists and politicians struggle for a response to the coronavirus, many people are turning to faith. But some practices raise public health concerns.

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