Imam leading virtual prayer service

Islam | Community | modernity | Coronavirus

Ramadan in a Changing World

Observing the fast with traditions old and new

April 15, 2021
statue

Coronavirus | art | memorial | Death

Creating a Just Memory of the Pandemic

The importance of community art for processing our collective trauma

April 1, 2021
seder plate

Passover | politics | Media | Coronavirus

Time, Plague, and Politics at Passover

A new administration, a new pace for the news cycle, and a very old truth

March 29, 2021
graveyard

Coronavirus | Death | Romanticism | america

Dying in America

The notion of the sublime can help us understand the magnitude of the pandemic's toll – and pushes us to rethink our approach to death.

March 22, 2021
train party

Coronavirus | Community | church

How to Throw a Party in a Pandemic

Pastoral reflections on sharing good news in difficult times

March 18, 2021
Talmud

Judaism | Coronavirus | Community

All Israel is Bound Together

Conversion and accessibility in the digital age

February 18, 2021
christ apothecary

science vs. religion | Coronavirus | Martin Luther | John Calvin

Science and Religion in Times of Plague

Calvin and Luther warn against the simplistic assumption that religious liberty is opposed to medical expertise

January 21, 2021
Scheherazade and the Sultan

Qur'an | Coronavirus | Religion and Literature

Relief After Misfortune

A centuries-old Islamic literary genre may still offer consolation today

January 4, 2021
Paula Fox Z"L

disability rights | Coronavirus | Supreme Court

Pandemic, Disability, and Worship Practices: What Next?

The debates around in-person worship services callously neglect worshippers with disabilities

December 14, 2020
statue of khan

Sufism | Coronavirus | WW II

Solitary Refinement

What a Sufi spy from WWII can teach us about pandemic isolation

November 12, 2020