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Strengthening Connection in the Faith Community During COVID-19

 National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Faith leaders play an essential role in bringing communities together to promote connectedness—faith, hope, and life—and provide support to those who may be struggling or in crisis. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the entire country, and physical distancing mandates in place in many states and communities, faith leaders are now challenged with a new reality—finding alternate ways to bring their communities together and provide care and support from a distance.

The Action Alliance’s Faith Communities Task Force presents a free one-hour webinar to learn about Strengthening Faith Community Connectedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this presentation, listeners will:

  • Hear from a distinguished and diverse group of faith leaders to learn about how they are using technology to strengthen connectedness and support virtually.
  • Connect with each other to share personal experiences and ideas for holding online religious services, convening groups virtually, and providing support to those who are struggling.
  • Learn about how to integrate the Action Alliance’s National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life (May 15-17, 2020) into their efforts to help communities wherever they pray.


The presentation can be found at the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Website.



Rev. Talitha Arnold
Senior Minister, United Church of Santa Fe

Chaplain Glen L. Bloomstrom
Director, Faith Community Engagement, LivingWorks Education, Inc.

Dr. Carla Debnam
First Lady, Morning Star Baptist Church

Dr. Melinda Moore
Action Alliance Faith Communities Task Force Private Sector Co-Lead; and
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University

Rabbi Daniel Roberts
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Emanu El

Published on May 05, 2020

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