Webinar Event: How Faith-based Organizations are Serving During COVID-19


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For many Americans, communities of faith are the stabilizing force for good in times of crisis. But in this unusual crisis, the familiar practice of coming together for support has been made nearly impossible.

As such, faith-based organizations and congregations that are often closest to those in need – like under-resourced individuals and families, especially in communities of color – are themselves struggling to survive, let alone serve. The conversation explores urgent frontline stories from diverse faith-based institutions and leaders and considers the connection between service and citizenship for advancing justice for their communities in the context of COVID-19.

This event included Sacred Sector Community participant Pastor Harold Dugger of First Baptist Church of Capitol Heights, Sacred Sector Fellow Dr. Denise Strothers of Healing Communities, Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team Director Ismail Royer with the Religious Freedom Institute, and Sacred Sector Director Chelsea Langston Bombino, who served as moderator for this conversation.

This event is in partnership with Independent Sector, a national membership organization that brings together a diverse community of changemakers, nonprofits, foundations, and corporations working to strengthen civil society and ensure all people in the United States thrive. This event also includes remarks from The New York Times columnist David Brooks.