COVID Sermons with WBEZ Chicago

In partnership with WBEZ Chicago, the Martin Marty Center is proud to present COVID Sermons where religious leaders from around the city reflect on the relevance of their tradition for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic on the second anniversary of the initial lock-down.

Contributions to this series were made by the following Chicago religious leaders. The texts of their sermons are available, below, and links to the WBEZ audio archives will be added as author recordings air on the radio.


Ustadh Will Ubaydullah Evans is Scholar-in-Residence at The American Learning Institute for Muslims, “Anything Good That Happens To You Is From God

The Rev. Marshall Hatch Jr. is Co-founder and Executive Director of the MAAFA Redemption Project, “Sankofa

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann is Founder of Mishkan Chicago, “Rise to the Challenge of Blessing the Moment

Pastor Tim Kim is Co-Founder of Root + Branch Church, “A Truth, Power, And Love Beyond My Spiritual Malaise

Rev. Emily McGinley is Executive Pastor of Urban Village Church, “Time Has Lost Meaning In A Way We Have Never Known

Rev. Ron Miyamura is Resident Minister of the Midwest Buddhist Temple, “Adjusting to Services Online

Saba Ayman-Nolley, PhD, is President and Baha'i Representative of the Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council, “Baha’i Reflections on Covid-19

Rev. Norman Hernan Moran-Rosero is the Founder of Children of Pure Heart, “Homilía: Englewood Teens Reflect on the Pandemic

Pranati Parikh is a Fellow and Youth Leader of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha “The World as a Mango: Our Friends’ Friends and a Choice

Dr. Jasvir Singh is Religious Secretary of the Sikh Religious Society of Chicago, “Living in Gratitude