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Sunday, Sep 27, 2020

See religions around the world adapt in the age of coronavirus

Millions are celebrating Easter weekend and Passover separated from their families, friends and religious communities as the coronavirus lays siege on much of the world.

With strict stay-at-home orders, social distancing measures and countrywide lockdowns, the faithful and religious leaders have had to find creative ways to bring their services and communities together in these trying times.

Many religious leaders, including Pope Francis, have moved their weekly services online to observe social distancing. Some have put photos of their congregations in the pews so they could preach to their flock instead of an empty church. Others have offered drive-in Sunday services where congregants stay in their vehicles and hear the service through their radios.

There have even been a few drive-by confessionals set up.

Whatever your faith, this pandemic has undoubtedly had some impact on how and where we observe and worship. The following are images from around the world of religion in the age of coronavirus.

Innsbruck, Austria

Bangkok, Thailand

Bowie, Maryland

Jerusalem, Israel

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Louisville, Kentucky

Old City of Jerusalem

Islamabad, Pakistan

Santa Ana, California

Jaipur, India

Seville, Spain

Brooklyn, New York

Vatican City

Catalania, Italy

Jerusalem, Israel

New Delhi, India

San Jose, Costa Rica

Mount Juliet, Tennessee

Rome, Italy

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Borongan, Philippines

Amritsar, India

Rome, Italy

New York, New York


Quote of the Day

That post exemplifies the root of the problem - a historical legacy of centuries of propaganda based on the premise of European racial supremacy. It portrays the white colonial master that is the savior to the ever thankful poor black slave. Thank God, I’m an emancipated African - and I don’t worship at the feet of white gods - the Queen or the Governor, who are simply relics of outmoded colonialism built on the tenets of racist institutions of white supremacy that colonized and enslaved Africans for centuries.

As Bob Marley said, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,” because sometimes, “shit is just shit!”

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