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A Sunday Without Church: In Crisis, a Nation Asks, “What is Community?”

posted on March 16, 2020

The New York Times‘ Elizabeth Dias reports that churches across the country were empty this past Sunday as congregations closed their doors because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dias writes, “Governors from Kentucky to Maryland to North Carolina moved to shut down services, hoping to slow the disease’s spread. Catholic dioceses stopped public Mass, and some parishes limited attendance at funerals and weddings to immediate family.” Pastors preached online through livestreams. Dr. David Anderson, pastor of Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, Maryland, said, “It might force people to really ask some deeper spiritual questions. What is the church? What is community?”

Read at The New York Times