Church Leaders and the WHO Hold Global Panel Discussion on COVID-19

Read the original and full article by the World Council of Churches here.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the church serves the spiritual and social needs of people afflicted by the pandemic which is gripping the world, and its key role was highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

On 31 March, a panel of experienced church leaders and medical experts went on air to address the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic from a medical, moral, and spiritual perspective.

Outgoing World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit moderated the televised 60-minute session as one of his last duties.

“We are also grateful for the concrete signs of collaboration among churches and with governments and international organizations, especially WHO, at this time of peril,” said Tveit said at the opening of the discussion.

He said that around the world, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 was sorely testing systems of governance and public health, leadership, and solidarity.

Some partners of Global Ministries participated in the panel discussion. Watch the video and read the full article here.