Religious Responses to COVID in Global Contexts

On 22 June 2021, the Centre for Religion and Public Life, University of Leeds, held a research day about “Religious Engagement and the COVID Response”.

Please find here the first panel of speakers, focused on “Religious Responses to COVID in Global Contexts”. Speakers below are in order of delivery. Please note that some presentations were re-recorded after the research day due to technical issues.

  • Dr Simon Mutebeni (University of Dar es Salaam / LUCAS-LAHRI Fellow University of Leeds): ‘Religious Responses to COVID 19 Pandemic in Tanzania’.
  • Dr Matthew Michael (Nasarawa State University / LUCAS-LAHRI Fellow University of Leeds): ‘COVID-19, African Transportable Spirituality, and the Crossing of Ecumenical Borders at Refugee Camps in Northern Nigeria’.
  • Dr Theodore Mbazumutima, World Vision Consultant, Burundi: ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on the Peacebuilding Activities of Local Faith Actors in Burundi’.
  • Professor K. Tudor Silva, Dr N. Zawahir and Dr R. Ramasa, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: ‘The COVID pandemic and intra and interreligious dynamics in peace and harmony in Sri Lanka’.

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