A number of polls on religion during the lockdown suggest a surge in young people praying and a quest for holistic spirituality; Bishop appeals for compassionate response to refugees; $5million from Islamic Relief to help the people of Beirut.
Christian churches’ online services have gone mainline and are soaring among young people. Services are attractive to people who wish to remain anonymous at the back of the church. But the search for prayer, community and meaning is there, online.
A Community Security Trust report says there was an ‘explosion of antisemitic discourses’ online during the lockdown, linking Jews and the pandemic.