There are four primary ways to navigate this site:

  1. Browse by religious tradition (and, in some cases, region) using the drop-down menus. NOTE: This is the only way to find non-English documents.
  2. Search for words using the text box on the right. NOTE: This full-text search excludes pdfs and other attachments.
  3. Filter by category using the drop-down menu on the right or the index below. 
  4. Browse by date of original publication using the calendar on the right. (Undated publications are assigned approximate dates or, when no approximation is possible, 1/1/20.) 

Index of Categories

Businesses: Guidance for business owners and consumers.

Church-State Relations: First Amendment issues and matters related to the separation of church and state.

Clergy: Guidance to help religious professionals navigate their own professional activities.

Communion: Guidance related to the Christian ritual also known as Eucharist.

Education: Guidance for schooling and adult learning, both in person and online. See also Houses of Worship and Reopening.

Electronic Communication: Guidance about the permissible use of electronic devices.

Food: Guidance related to religious food norms (e.g., kosher food), food shortages, and food vendors.

Fundraising: Raising money for the operation of religious organizations. For charity, see Support for community members.

Funerals and Mourning: Guidance regarding burial rituals and the mourning rituals that follow.

Healthcare Ethics: Guidance for the ethical provision of medical treatment and the proper balance between personal privacy and public health.

Holidays: Adaptations to customary forms of celebration. For specific holidays, use one of the following sub-categories:

Houses of Worship: Guidance for managing buildings and associated physical spaces. See also Education and this sub-category:

Information: Guidance on how to evaluate coronavirus-related information 

Grandparents: Guidance on relations between grandparents and grandchildren

Lifecycle Celebrations: Guidance related to baptism, bar/bat mitzvah, weddings, etc. Excludes funerals and mourning.

Meditation: Guidance for coronavirus-specific meditation and mindfulness.

Mental Health: Guidance related to loneliness, depression, anxiety, and stress.

Missionary Activity: Guidance related to efforts to spread one’s faith during the pandemic.

Music: Includes guidance related to singing in community and the use of music in online settings.

Pilgrimage: Guidance related to religious travel, primarily the Islamic Hajj.

Prayer: Guidance for how to pray during the pandemic. Many entries fall into one of the following sub-categories:

Public Health: Guidance documents that focus heavily on reinforcing recommendations from public health authorities. Many entries fall into one or more of the following sub-categories:

Ritual Purification: Guidance regarding the performance of rituals that establish or restore a religious state of purity.

Suffering: Guidance, often Buddhist, related to the emotional and physical pain associated with the pandemic. See also Mental Health.

Support for Community Members: Guidance related to charity, support groups, practical assistance, etc. 

Vaccination: Guidance regarding the permissibility (or obligation) to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.

Youth: Guidance pertaining to children and teenagers, including material written by and for youth. See also Education.