Covid-19 and the Future of Religious Pluralism

As Covid-19 continues to radically transform much of American public life, a debate has emerged about what it could mean for religious pluralism in the United States. 

IFYC founder and president Eboo Patel spoke with Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) President and founder, and podcast host Robert P. Jones, to discuss whether this crisis will unite the country or amplify old tensions – Patel and Jones have different analyses on this fundamental question. The two leaders also reflect on the findings of a recent PRRI survey on the coronavirus and attitudes on whether religious gatherings should be exempt from social distancing restrictions.

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The opinions contained in this piece are solely the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Interfaith Youth Core. Interfaith America encourages a wide range of views and strives to maintain a respectful tone with a goal of greater understanding and cooperation between people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions.