The Information Network for Epidemics’ Health Emergencies Programme at the World Health Organization emphasizes the importance of working with religious communities during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and has trained religious communities and leaders on best practices to confront the all-embracing global health emergency.
Jean-Francois Mayer is a religion scholar and editor of Religioscope, a website that tracks trends in religious practice and organization. He also serves as director of the Religioscope Institute in Fribourg, Switzerland. Contact Mayer by using the form on the Religioscope website.
Mark van Ommeren studies how traumatic experiences affect mental wellness for the World Health Organization.
Joelle Fiss is an expert on blasphemy laws, which are used in countries around the world to punish members of minority faiths. She is a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s panel of experts on freedom of religion or belief.
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Oliver Steffen, who is based at the University of Bern in Switzerland, studies religion and the media, with an emphasis on the spiritual aspects of digital games.
Jorg Stolz is a sociologist of religion at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His serves as president of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion.
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Ahmed Shaheed is the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.