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Leading the Church in a Lingering Pandemic
Join us for a roundtable discussion with public health experts and pastors in a time of progress and uncertainty concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. How will congregations minister to those who are vaccinated and those who are not vaccinated in multigenerational settings? What church activities should we continue to adapt or avoid, such as congregational singing or shaking hands?

Panelists are:
Dr. Robert Bednarczyk is Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health and in the Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, and lead researcher with Morehouse School of Medicine conducting research on COVID-19 vaccination decision-making.

Dr. John Blevins is the Director of the Interfaith Health Program and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and in the Laney Graduate School, Graduate Division of Religion.

Dr. Mary Good is the Unit Lead for the Daily Living and Gatherings Unit in the Community Guidance team, on the Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force in CDC’s Covid-19 Response.

Dr. Mimi Kiser is Assistant Research Professor, Interfaith Health Program, Hubert Department of Global Health and on the Executive Committee of the Religion and Public Health Collaborative, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

The Rev. R. DeAndre Johnson is Pastor of Music and Worship, Christ Church (a United Methodist Church), Sugarland, Texas

The Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Murriel is Senior Pastor, Cascade United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia and Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology and Director of the Black Methodist Seminarians Program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University

The Rev. Dr. L. Edward Phillips is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Worship and Convener of the Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacrament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Jun 16, 2021 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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