April is a significant time for many major religions. April 23 is the first day of Ramadan, observed by Muslims worldwide. Ramadan begins just as Christians finished their celebration of Easter, and Jews concluded the eight days marking Passover. But because of the coronavirus, these observations were without the familiar settings and rituals. What’s more, COVID-19 has stirred deep conversations about faith among believers, and among non-believers' questions about the search for meaning in a pandemic.
Reverend Gloria White-Hammond - Co-pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Boston, Mass., the Swartz resident practitioner in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, and retired pediatrician.
Rabbi Jeffrey Summit - Director of the new Hebrew College ‘Innovation Lab,’ research professor in the Department of Music and Judaic Studies at Tufts University, and senior consultant for Hillel International.
Dr. Celene Ibrahim - Faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at the Groton School, former Muslim chaplain at Tufts University, and author of her forthcoming book, "Women and Gender in the Qu’an."
Greg Epstein - Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University and MIT, author The New York Times bestselling book "Good Without God,” and contributor to TechCrunch.