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Faith During COVID-19

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More than 50 percent of Iowans identify the role of religion in their life as "very important" according to polling conducted by the Pew Research Center.

For those who identify as spiritual or religious, faith may offer comfort and support in a time of overwhelming uncertainty. But with houses of worship shuttered and group meetings restricted, faith groups are being forced to get creative and focus on remote accessibility. 

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by faith leaders from across the state for a look at how practices are changing and aiding the faithful during COVID-19.

Guests include:

Robert Cargill, associate professor of classics and religious studies, University of Iowa

Val Swinton, Pastor, Clarksville Church of Christ and COVID-19 survivor

David Kaufman – Rabbi, Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Des Moines

Taha Tawil – Imam and director, Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids

Sedrick Macintosh – Chaplain, UnityPoint Health at Allen Hospital in Waterloo

Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa