Collin Reynolds
- September 20, 2021
To effectively communicate with people about the vaccine, we first must build personal relationships based on trust. 
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.
Komal Gandhi
article - September 20, 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.
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.
article - April 29, 2021
Una nueva encuesta conducida por el Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) e Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) encontró que los enfoques basados en la fe pueden mover a más comunidades indecisas sobre la vacuna hacia la aceptación.
Shauna Morin
article - April 26, 2021
The report, co-sponsored by IFYC and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), revealed higher rates of vaccin hesitancy among certain religious groups, including Hispanic Protestants, white evangelicals, and Black Protestants.
Adelle M. Banks
article - April 26, 2021
Collaboration between religious officials and health care professionals — from both nonprofit and for-profit companies — has aided efforts to increase access to vaccinations.