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Virtual Seminar To Offer Insight into Religion and Culture in the COVID-19 Era

June 22, 2020
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As a result of changes in how we worship in the wake of COVID-19, Baystate Health and Mercy Medical Center/Trinity Health are sponsoring a free virtual seminar, “Religion & Culture: It’s Impact on COVID-19.” It will be held on Thursday, June 25 from 2-3:30 pm.


Register for the Zoom meeting

You can test your internet connection ahead of time by joining this test Zoom meeting.

How Coronavirus Has Affected Religious Communities

COVID-19 has changed the central pattern of most religions in the U.S., which is centered on group worship. It has quickly shifted from in-person to virtual, online religious services as the pandemic spread.

Within the African American and LatinX communities, both religion and culture play a huge role in their decision making, understanding and adhering to their personal healthcare needs.

The 90-minute virtual event on religion, culture, and its impact on COVID-19, will explore how religious and community leaders can play a critical role in mitigating these challenges, while also acting as public health champions and advocates in their community.

The featured speaker for the virtual seminar is William L. Glover, PhD, Senior Pastor of Mount Hermon Ministries in Fort Myers, Florida.