Welcome! This repository, with over 1,000 resources, is intended to provide wide-ranging information about how different faith actors have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and broader emergencies. The aim of this repository is to: (a) link actors and observers focused on religious responses to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to broader policy and practice communities in global health and development; and (b) center attention on the communities facing the most vulnerabilities due to discrimination and inequalities.
Repository resources are listed in reverse chronological order. Please use the search form on the right-hand side of the webpage to sort resources by date range, region, religion, and more. To find resources on a particular topic (e.g. “Gender,” “Mental Health,” “Refugees and Migrants,” or “Youth and Children”) please utilize the Tags field. (Please note that searching for a keyword will only return results that use that keyword in the title of the resource.) Alternatively, you can access the full repository and scroll through the latest posts by clicking on the “Repository” tab in the main menu at the top of this page.
The archive of highlight emails dating from March 18, 2020 can be found on the Highlights page.
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This initiative was originally developed from a March 11, 2020, meeting at the Berkley Center at Georgetown University: “Consultation on COVID-19: Exploring Faith Dimensions” (event summary here). As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, one that possesses less of an “emergency” status, the scope of the project will shift towards examining the long-term, more overarching impacts at the intersection of religion and COVID-19. Consequently, the project will offer less frequent updates; this resource repository will remain available for open access.
The organizers of the March 11, 2020 consultation meeting – Katherine Marshall (senior fellow at the Berkley Center and executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue), Olivia Wilkinson (director of research at the Joint Learning Initiative), and Dave Robinson (independent consultant) – initially took on this mission. The project became a joint collaboration between the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University, the World Faiths Development Dialogue, and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities. We have also welcomed support from others, including from the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) and Data Science for Sustainable Development (DSSD).
The repository aims to reflect diverse perspectives. If you have website links (including a URL to a source to download a PDF or Word document) that are relevant to this repository, please use this submission form and our team will consider the resource for inclusion. Please note that we will post selectively, taking care not to duplicate other efforts, to curate information from trusted sources, and to avoid overloading information channels.
We welcome feedback and corrections.
Disclaimer: Information posted in the repository is not an endorsement by the organizers or supporting institutions and does not necessarily reflect their ideas and opinions.