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Faith Beyond Sanctuary Walls

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Fearful of the deadly epidemic, many people turn to their faith for comfort and connection -- at the very time restrictions to quell the coronavirus have caused churches, mosques and synagogues to close their doors. We hear how Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg of Beth Am synagogue is thinking outside the sanctuary walls to create community. And Right Reverend Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, sees these times as an opportunity to invoke and cultivate faith.

To hear Bishop Sutton's sermon, visit this link. To hear Rabbi Burg's sermon, "Sinai Karaoke: Connection in an Isolation Age," visit this link. For CDC recommendations for clergy and worshippers, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'