Webinar will “read the signs of the times” as COVID-19 pandemic stretches into one year

A 15 March webinar coordinated by the World Council of Churches (WCC) will, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, explore the “signs of the times” with an eye for social justice, following a year of suffering and disruption for many around the world.

Photo: Marcelo Schneider/WCC

Photo: Marcelo Schneider/WCC

According to WHO data, over the past year there have been over 99 million cases with over 2 million deaths. The wider impacts of the pandemic have affected almost all areas of life, and thrown pre-existing inequality and discrimination into even sharper relief. In collaboration with its global ecumenical partners WCC aims at galvanizing mutual solidarity and support as an affirmation of our common human fragility which this pandemic has exposed.

With a focus on public witness and diakonia issues, the webinar will present up-to-date information on the pandemic, its impacts and the global response.

Among other aspects, the webinar will highlight impacts and challenges in the spheres of mental health, vaccines, the situation of frontline health workers, the wider social and economic consequences, and the special impact on children and youth.

Speakers will include intergovernmental partners, as well as senior representatives of the WCC’s ecumenical partner organizations. Voices of healthcare workers, the elderly, the bereaved, youth, children, and other vulnerable populations will be heard.


Link to join the Webinar on Covid-19, 15 March, 15:00-16:00 CET