Coronavirus (1304) WHO Webinar: The role & impact of faith actors in overcoming barriers to COVID-19 vaccination (2)

21 June, 2021

This webinar was very informative.

A main message was the role of faiths in balancing science, beliefs and culture.

Various presenters commented that objectivity is difficult when dealing with the emotional suffering and feeling of families and communities and whilst nurturing the spiritual relationship.

I asked in the q's and a's where faith leaders obtained their science from but there was no time for an answer.

It is apparent that each faith represented - Buddhism, Anglican church, Roman catholic church and ANother - had strong global leadership that the provinces seemed to look to so maybe these leaderships will be good places to direct "science" to.

Interestingly Wikipedia writes:

The Roman Catholic Church

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Catholic_Church> is the largest non-government provider of health care <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care> services in the world.[1]

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_health_care#cite_note-...

It has around 18,000 clinics, 16,000 homes for the elderly and those with special needs, and 5,500 hospitals, with 65 percent of them located in developing countries.[2]

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_health_care#cite_note-...

In 2010, the Church's Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontifical_Council_for_the_Pastoral_Care_o...

said that the Church manages 26% of the world's health care facilities.[3]

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_health_care#cite_note-3>

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