Divinity Library COVID-19 religious archiving project

As the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic increased and cities and states declared various stages of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, churches had to completely change how they did ministry. Most churches were instructed not to meet in person, and various other functions (food distribution, visiting ministries, prayer groups) had to be moved online or otherwise accomplished at a distance. Organized by denomination and geographic area, the Divinity Library has begun to archive a collection that consists of communications from church officials (pastors, priests, bishops, etc.) to their congregations and the ministers they supervise, advising them on practices, requirements and expectations for worship in the time of COVID-19. Led by Keegan Osinski, this project seeks to solicit contributions from any interested parties and is keen to partner with others who may wish to participate.

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