Date(s) - 25/03/2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


That the crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have affected different groups and communities in different ways is crystal clear. In the best of times, inequalities between men and women are a major concern, and 2021 has seen related challenges grow, with new ones emerging. These challenges are seen through many lenses (politics, family, education, employment), including a lens of faith. That means narratives that religious communities, in all their diversity, use to describe the phenomena of women’s leadership, burdens of care, challenges to girls’ education, and rising domestic violence. Faith communities worldwide have responded in many cases with energy and compassion to immediate needs, but more thought and action are needed in the months ahead.

This event will draw on the Religious Responses to COVID-19 project, which has catalogued and analyzed faith responses to the COVID-19 emergencies over the past year. Throughout, the strengths and vulnerabilities of women and girls have cried out for attention and action. Looking ahead, how have religious beliefs colored and shaped gendered experiences during the crisis? What challenges emerge for interpersonal relationships? What does “rebuilding better and fairer” mean in practice?

This event is co-sponsored by the Joint Learning Initiative, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

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This event will be recorded and posted to the Berkley Center page after the event date.