Church leaders, WHO hold global panel discussion on COVID-19

Moderated by outgoing World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the televised 80-minute webinar invites all member churches and partners around the world, as well as the public, to learn more about pertinent issues, such as:

* Why collaboration at all levels in society is important and how faith communities can contribute in containing the COVID-19 pandemic, along with health authorities and governments.

* How church leaders’ constituencies are responding to the pandemic, and how they are accompanying their congregations.

* How to ensure that information received from WHO is distributed and is adhered to.

* How to uphold church life, worship services and convene congregations in conditions of a total shutdown.

* Key aspects of church practices and traditions, that can assist us during quarantine and isolation.

* How do we deal with stigma and discrimination against certain nationalities that have surfaced along with the pandemic?

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