Asif Lakhani
article - October 6, 2021
Ismaili Jamatkhanas are designed to be both places of worship and community engagement, so when the chance to conduct a vaccine drive became a possibility, volunteers mobilized quickly.
Jennifer Maurer
- September 28, 2021
In five clinics throughout the growing season, one clinic gave 327 COVID-19 shots and fully vaccinated 155 people in the migrant farmworker community of northeast Ohio.
Sophia Garza
- September 20, 2021
It is incredibly empowering to know that by protecting yourself, you can protect so many other people.  The Lord gave us the knowledge and people we need in order to defeat COVID-19.
Silma Suba
article - September 16, 2021
Organizing on-campus vaccination clinics, calling thousands of students, hosting informational webinars with medical experts – these are some of the ways in which IFYC’s Faith in the Vaccine Ambassadors (FIVA) have been raising awareness around the COVID-19 vaccine on campuses and high-need communities across the nation.
Colleen Long And Andrew Demillo
article - September 16, 2021
Religious objections, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot.
Shauna Morin
article - September 14, 2021
The following interview features Dr. Toby Bressler, senior director of nursing for oncology and clinical quality at the Mount Sinai Health System and vice president of the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association.
Janett I. Cordovés
article - August 30, 2021
Este artículo es parte de una serie llamada Fe en el Campo que explora las respuestas al Covid-19 – incluyendo esfuerzos de vacunación – en diferentes comunidades de fe.
Claire Giangravé and Jack Jenkins
- August 18, 2021
“Vaccination is a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for each other, especially the most vulnerable,” the pope wrote.
Neil Agarwal
- August 9, 2021
As more companies and institutions impose vaccine mandates, many now struggle to process and evaluate requests for religious exemptions. The following resources provide background and context for these ongoing conversations and decisions.
Monique Parsons
- August 9, 2021
Many private businesses, hospital systems and universities that require COVID-19 vaccines also offer religious exemptions. But with no consistent method for navigating these requests — or defining the terms, for that matter — leaders are scrambling to respond.
Multiple Authors
- August 4, 2021
On July 28, Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) released findings from the second wave of national polling on religion and COVID-19. The study revealed that vaccine acceptance has increased since March, and findings suggest faith-based approaches contributed to this change.
Shauna Morin
- July 29, 2021
In many ways, the wisdom shared through these interviews—mirrored in the PRRI-IFYC data released this week—illuminates the importance of religiously and culturally competent strategies in our ongoing efforts to get people vaccinated.
Monique Parsons, Managing Editor, and Silma Suba, Staff Writer
article - July 29, 2021
Thirty-two percent of vaccinated Americans reported in June that a faith-based approach made them more likely to get vaccinated, according to the survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC).   
Jim Salter
- July 22, 2021
Across Missouri, hundreds of pastors, priests and other church leaders are reaching out to urge vaccinations in a state under siege from the delta variant. Health experts say the spread is due largely to low vaccination rates — Missouri lags about 10 percentage points behind the national average for people who have initiated shots.
Emily McFarlan Miller
- July 22, 2021
The solution, said Chris Palusky, president and CEO of Bethany Christian Services, is “the loving care of a family, not another orphanage.” He pointed to Scripture passages that say God sets the lonely in families and call on Christians to care for those who have been orphaned.
Shauna Morin
- July 22, 2021
The following interview features Debra Fraser-Howze, founder and president of Choose Healthy Life, an initiative that fortifies community infrastructure to better address the pandemic in Black communities. The interview was conducted by Shauna Morin for IFYC; it has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Renée Roden
article - July 21, 2021
Besides demanding equitable distribution of vaccines, the Interfaith Vigil for Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access called on the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual property rights for vaccine manufacturing in order to enable more countries to produce COVID-19 vaccines domestically.
Elizabeth Welliver Hengen
article - July 19, 2021
Yet the debate about the vaccine in Tennessee is not solely a debate about science. Rather, I believe the vaccine debate is also a referendum on our public capacity to embrace vulnerability.
Lev and Sivan Kotler-Berkowitz
article - July 14, 2021
Sivan and I feel that it is crucial to work for increased vaccination rates, particularly with more transmissible and potentially more deadly variants emerging across the country and throughout the world.
Dominique Grate
article - July 14, 2021
We made calls to friends, disseminated flyers, engaged in social media marketing, partnered with faith-based communities, and engaged the local health department to encourage members of our community to come to our upcoming clinic and get vaccinated.
Paul Raushenbush
- July 13, 2021
"It’s not about accepting other’s beliefs and pushing your own away - it is about being respectful, while still having the freedom to express your beliefs"
This page functions as a consistently updated resource containing vaccine information, faith-based vaccine updates, and stories of leaders at the forefront of vaccine education and access.
Kelsey Dallas
article - October 14, 2021
Studies show houses of worship have provided solace during the pandemic, but companies across the U.S. are struggling to respond to requests for religious exemptions to vaccine mandates.
Alejandra Molina
- October 14, 2021
Catholics leaders have urged vaccination to "protect the most vulnerable," and studies show this outreach is helping improve vaccination rates among Latino Catholics.
Komal Gandhi
article - September 23, 2021
"99.8% of U.S. deaths are of the unvaccinated. If you heard of an airline of that percentage dying, whereas a 0.02% on another, you’re switching flights." -- Dr. Jimmie Smith, Macon-Bibb County Health Department, Georgia.
Collin Reynolds
- September 20, 2021
To effectively communicate with people about the vaccine, we first must build personal relationships based on trust. 
Ruya Maredia
- September 20, 2021
Communication has been vital, as we post statistics and general information about vaccines, variants, and how to be protected and safe all around.
Sophia Garza
- September 20, 2021
It is incredibly empowering to know that by protecting yourself, you can protect so many other people.  The Lord gave us the knowledge and people we need in order to defeat COVID-19.
Neil Agarwal
- August 9, 2021
As more companies and institutions impose vaccine mandates, many now struggle to process and evaluate requests for religious exemptions. The following resources provide background and context for these ongoing conversations and decisions.
Multiple Authors
- August 4, 2021
On July 28, Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) released findings from the second wave of national polling on religion and COVID-19. The study revealed that vaccine acceptance has increased since March, and findings suggest faith-based approaches contributed to this change.
Shauna Morin
- July 29, 2021
In many ways, the wisdom shared through these interviews—mirrored in the PRRI-IFYC data released this week—illuminates the importance of religiously and culturally competent strategies in our ongoing efforts to get people vaccinated.
Jim Salter
- July 22, 2021
Across Missouri, hundreds of pastors, priests and other church leaders are reaching out to urge vaccinations in a state under siege from the delta variant. Health experts say the spread is due largely to low vaccination rates — Missouri lags about 10 percentage points behind the national average for people who have initiated shots.
Emily McFarlan Miller
- July 22, 2021
The solution, said Chris Palusky, president and CEO of Bethany Christian Services, is “the loving care of a family, not another orphanage.” He pointed to Scripture passages that say God sets the lonely in families and call on Christians to care for those who have been orphaned.
John Seewer
- June 28, 2021
While their religious beliefs don’t forbid them to get vaccines, the Amish are generally less likely to be vaccinated for preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Though vaccine acceptance varies by church district, the Amish often rely on family tradition and advice from church leaders, and a core part of their Christian faith is accepting God’s will in times of illness or death.
Carrie Antlfinger
article - June 17, 2021
Members of Black communities across the U.S. have disproportionately fallen sick or died from the virus, so some church leaders are using their influence and trusted reputations to fight back by preaching from the pulpit.
BC-US--Jill Biden-Harlem Vaccination Site, 2nd Ld-Writethru
article - June 7, 2021
The church first started offering vaccine doses in January in an effort to boost the vaccination rates in New York City’s Black and Hispanic communities.
Shauna Morin
article - June 7, 2021
This article is part of a series called Faith in the Field that explores responses to Covid-19—including vaccination efforts—within different faith communities. 
Eboo Patel, Mary Ellen Giess, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
article - June 3, 2021
Two thousand volunteers of diverse faiths will engage people through their religious communities.
Eboo Patel and Robert P. Jones
article - May 24, 2021
Residents of many of the most vaccine-hesitant areas in the United States turn out to be remarkably receptive to faith-based interventions.
Tasmiha Khan
- May 14, 2021
Studies show that Black communities are severely impacted by COVID-19 and police violence, but Black Muslims are often erased from the picture.
Melissa Jenkins
article - May 12, 2021
North Carolina is not alone in regard to macro-level efforts by state governments to increase access to vaccines, subverted by micro-level actions by individuals.
Silma Suba
article - May 11, 2021
"It is permissible within our religion to defer, or to make up your fast later if you're feeling sick."
Natasha Mikles
- May 6, 2021
Generally, tradition holds that the body is to be cremated or buried as quickly as possible – within 24 hours for Hindus, Jains and Muslims, and within three days for Sikhs. This need for rapid disposal has also contributed to the current crisis.
Shauna Morin
article - September 14, 2021
The following interview features Dr. Toby Bressler, senior director of nursing for oncology and clinical quality at the Mount Sinai Health System and vice president of the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association.
Monique Parsons, Managing Editor, and Silma Suba, Staff Writer
article - July 29, 2021
Thirty-two percent of vaccinated Americans reported in June that a faith-based approach made them more likely to get vaccinated, according to the survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC).   
Shauna Morin
- July 22, 2021
The following interview features Debra Fraser-Howze, founder and president of Choose Healthy Life, an initiative that fortifies community infrastructure to better address the pandemic in Black communities. The interview was conducted by Shauna Morin for IFYC; it has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Renée Roden
article - July 21, 2021
Besides demanding equitable distribution of vaccines, the Interfaith Vigil for Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access called on the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual property rights for vaccine manufacturing in order to enable more countries to produce COVID-19 vaccines domestically.
Elizabeth Welliver Hengen
article - July 19, 2021
Yet the debate about the vaccine in Tennessee is not solely a debate about science. Rather, I believe the vaccine debate is also a referendum on our public capacity to embrace vulnerability.
Silma Suba
article - May 7, 2021
IFYC is collecting prayers and meditations from diverse faiths to show our solidarity with the people of India, as well as links to charitable organizations that people can support.
Robert LeLaurin
article - April 30, 2021
This is a sampling of sacred texts and statements, listed in alphabetical order by religion, that religious communities have used to engage in the work of public health amidst this global pandemic.
Don Abram
article - April 22, 2021
As various communities consider the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and navigate the physiological and psychological toll of the virus, town halls can be a space wherein community members can be presented with resources and accurate information.
Silma Suba
- April 22, 2021
A new survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) found that faith-based approaches can move many vaccine-hesitant communities toward acceptance.
Hannah Minks
- March 12, 2021
Four national religious leaders joined Eboo Patel to discuss the crucial role that faith communities are playing in fostering far reaching and equitable vaccinations against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Silma Suba
- March 8, 2021
"Our role is to ensure that we provide all the necessary information so they can make an informed decision about their choice," said Rucha Kaur, Sikh Coalition Community Development Director.
Langston Ward
article - February 8, 2021
This page functions as a consistently updated resource containing vaccine information, faith-based vaccine updates, and stories of leaders at the forefront of vaccine education and access.
Debbie Kaminer
article - February 3, 2021
But can a company mandate its staff to be vaccinated? And what happens if an employee refuses to take the shot, citing their religious beliefs?
Adelle M. Banks
article - February 1, 2021
Across the country, Black faith leaders and other clergy of color are engaging in educational forums, videotaping themselves getting vaccinated and offering their church properties for vaccine distribution.
Jack Jenkins
article - January 28, 2021
The effort is part of a larger movement among faith groups to aid others during the pandemic and assist with vaccination rollout.