The pandemic has imposed countless challenges on people's ability to practice religious rituals and gather according to their customs. Debates over what qualifies as essential gatherings, tensions between faith and science, and religious divides have exacerbated the existing public health crisis and added even more layers of complexity to the issue.
"Religious authorities are advertising to their followers their own remedies that would make them immune to the virus."
The Gray Area
Although communal gatherings are a central aspect to many major religions, they pose considerable concerns during the era of COVID-19 and raise questions about how to reconcile religious beliefs with public health regulations.
As with many inequalities and injustices, the pandemic has exposed some interreligious conflicts, concerns, and differing viewpoints.