Day: April 16, 2020

FCNA: Advisory for Masajids and Islamic Centers

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful , the Most Compassionate.

The Fiqh Council of North America reiterates:

1: That masajids and Islamic centers shall strictly follow the health and state official guidelines for social gatherings and distancing. The Juma’, Jama’ah, Taraweeh and Eid al Fitr prayer shall be suspended until the ban on congregation is lifted.… Read the rest

National Catholic Bioethics Center: Summary of Triage Principles and Applications for Catholic Health Care Organizations

Triage and limited resource allocation protocols can be ethically appropriate when a genuine crisis situation arises, where the demand for resources (space, staff, equipment) surpasses availability, and when other reasonable efforts to increase supply fail to meet the need. They must be built on a proper, principled moral framework.

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Directions for Essential Ordinances, Blessings, and Other Church Functions

[Corona Guidance editor’s note: This document was originally published on April 16, 2020, then updated on June 11 to include the technology section.]

In exceptional times, ordinances can usually be accomplished while exercising necessary precautions. For example, when communicable disease is a concern, those who perform ordinances should thoroughly wash their hands and may also use gloves and face masks.… Read the rest