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Presbyterian Church USA: Vaccination and Faithfulness in a Time of Pandemic

The theological commitments of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) compel us to support vaccination against COVID-19 for all people except those who are unable to receive the vaccines due either to age or medical condition.

Because we believe in the God who urged the people of God to “seek the good of the city” (Jeremiah 29:7) where they were located, a city that was not even their native home, we urge all people to be vaccinated.… Read the rest

California Catholic Conference: Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on COVID-19 Vaccines

As the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against COVID-19 become available, it is critically important that Catholics and others have an accurate understanding of how these vaccines may be viewed from the perspective of Catholic moral teaching and tradition.  The Vatican’s doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has determined that it is “morally acceptable” for Catholics to take these vaccines against the COVID-19 Virus. … Read the rest

Mark Talbot: The Bible and COVID Vaccines

Does the Bible offer us any insight into whether we should take the COVID vaccine? I think it does when we think through the implications of the early chapters of Genesis.

Right before God made the first human beings, he declared why he was making them: “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground” (Gen.… Read the rest

Kathryn Butler: When You Can’t Gather: Help and Hope for Those Worshiping from Home

Over the past few months, churches have rejoiced at the sweetness of returning to worship in person. The turbulence of 2020, with Zoom meetings replacing handholds, has highlighted the importance of in-person worship and fellowship to the Christian walk. In Collin Hansen’s words, “the hands and feet and ears and eyes need to be assembled for this body to work for the good of all.”… Read the rest

Archdiocese of Boston: Vaccine Exemptions

August 27, 2021

Some parishioners have contacted the Archdiocese to obtain a religious exemption from the vaccine. Because the Church has no moral objection to the vaccine — and actually reminds us that we need to protect the health of others, and the vaccine is currently one of the only and one of the best ways to do that — there is no exemption in the name of our religion (and the other major religions have the same stance.)… Read the rest

Bishop Stanovsky: A pastoral update on our COVID-19 response

Dear Siblings in Christ, 

We are making progress, but we are not quite there yet. It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life as we knew it. We continue to persevere, exhausted at times, yet anticipating the day when we can gather, greet each other, share communion and other precious rhythms of life and spiritual practice in person without risking harm to one another.… Read the rest

National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19 and National Black Muslim COVID Coalition Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines


The National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19 and the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition (i.e., Taskforce and Coalition) recognize the need for guidance to help the American Muslim community make informed decisions about the new COVID-19 vaccines. This joint recommendation is based on consultations with public health experts and religious leaders.Read the rest

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