How have COVID-19 and the legal restrictions in Rhode Island affected religious communities and their ability to support their members?

What are the experiences of religious leaders and members in these unprecedented times? How do religious services in the age of social distancing look like?

This research project seeks to document and interpret the experiences of a diverse group of selected churches, mosques, and synagogues (‘religious communities’) across Rhode Island during the pandemic and during the ‘return to normalcy’ in the summer of 2021.
The documentation of this unique period for people of faith will be a reminder that challenges can be overcome and can transform community dynamics.
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