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RESEARCH: Contagious Crowds: Religious Gatherings in the Age of Coronavirus

last modified Jul 13, 2020 09:14 PM
Professor Esra Özyürek and Dr Michal Kravel-Tovi reflect on religious gatherings in the age of coronavirus
RESEARCH: Contagious Crowds: Religious Gatherings in the Age of Coronavirus

Professor Esra Özyürek

"Governments have used considerable power to restrict the freedom of their citizens as they seek to implement successful public health policy in response to the COVID—19 pandemic. One particular area of consequence is the way in which the temporary closures of places of worship and restrictions on social gatherings have imposed secular authority on public, communal religious life. Michal Kravel-Tovi and Esra Özyürek consider the tensions inherent in this collision of the secular and religious realms, from the vilification of religious groups as irresponsible and dangerous to a future digital reordering of religious hierarchy and community."

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