GHC3 is committed to helping people of all faiths return safely to their places of worship. To that end, we’re holding roundtables with prioritized input from leaders whose communities are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes.
Together, we’re learning about the challenges and working to find real solutions.
The input we received during our roundtable will be used to develop a comprehensive Back 2 Worship plan. Some of the feedback included:
“Can we ensure that we will not harm anyone by potential exposure to COVID-19?”
“If we can’t ensure people’s safety, we won’t return until we can.”
Some observed that precautions such as wearing masks, barring singing, no physical contact (hugging, holding hands) diminishes the value of in-person prayer.
Participants showed interest in reconvening another roundtable, perhaps with more participants from a range of faiths, to “look for more opportunities to work with different faiths” and come up with universal, generally applicable solutions.