In our exploration of global religious traditions this semester, we have observed that religious communities do not remain static over time, but adapt to shifting historical, political, and economic contexts. Our current global context is dominated by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
In this final written assignment, you will explore how contemporary religious traditions are adapting to the new social, political, and economic realities introduced by this health crisis. Interpret 3-4 sources(**Sources are given already in document**), Preview the document and *use the prompts below* to write a 2-3 page reflection (double spaced), grounding your reflection in specific examples from your sources. Be sure to cite your sources consistently; see Grading Rubric Preview the document.
How is the Covid-19 pandemic challenging the “common elements” of religious traditions, i.e. religious practices, sacred space, sacred time, community structures, etc.? How are religious communities responding to or adapting to these challenges? How does the history of a particular religious tradition inform its response? Do you think these changes and adaptations will be temporary or permanent? Why?