Coronaspection – Elijah Interfaith


Ven. Chân Không, VietnamAmritanandamayi Ma Devi, IndiaGrand Mufti Mustafa Ceric, BosniaArchbishop Antje Jackelén, SwedenChief Rabbi Ricardo Di Segni, ItalyGeshe Tashi Tsering, IndiaSri Sri Ravi Shankar, IndiaImam Feisal Abdul Rauf, USAPope Francis, VaticanChief Rabbi Berel Lazar, Russia
Rabbi Dov Singer, IsraelPatriarch Daniel, RumaniaSingh Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh, IndiaMetropolitan Kallistos Ware, EnglandSwami Atmapriyananda, IndiaRabbi Ephraim Kenig, IsraelCardinal Christoph Schönborn, AustriaSadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, IndiaYahya Cholil Staquf, IndonesiaKarma Lekshe Tsomo, USA
Prof. Marcia Hermansen, USARabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, EnglandSri Shrivatsa Goswami, IndiaPatriarch Sahag Mashalian, TurkeyRabbi Yuval Cherlow, IsraelProf. Nader Saiedi, USASister Jayanti, EnglandBishop Domenico Sorrentino, ItalyRabbi David Wolpe, USA
Elder Jeffrey Holland, USAProf. Muhammad Suheyl Umar, PakistanRabbi Tamar Elad-Applebaum, IsraelMaulana Wahiduddin Khan, IndiaArchbishop Justin Welby, EnglandRabbi Arthur Green, USAVen. Norman Fischer, USAProf. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, USASwami Chidanand Saraswati, IndiaPresident Maria Voce, Italy


We are living a unique moment, likely unprecedented in world history. Within the space of several weeks, the entire world has been hit on multiple fronts – health, finances, psychology, communication and more. The rapid and ongoing changes, triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, affect all communities, all of humanity. They touch our deepest fears of security and call into question much of what until recently has been taken for granted as constituting a good normal life. This is a time in which humanity needs guidance. This is a moment in which we need voices of wisdom, drawn from religious traditions, to come together and to offer hope, vision, direction and practical guidance to an anxious and suffering humanity.

Coronaspection Trailer

Elijah Institute’s “Coronaspection” initiative makes a contribution to this need by bringing together premier religious voices from around the world to engage in introspection in light of the Corona crisis. “Coronaspection” was created from interviews conducted with 40 major faith leaders, as well as from some messages made by others for this project. In addition to the full interview, you can also watch shorter clips derived from them, gems of wisdom that appear on the leader’s personal page. In addition to clicking on the image of each of the leaders above, you can also enter the project through the several gateways below. We recommend watching the videos (especially full interviews) on Youtube itself (by pressing inside the video on “Youtube”, at bottom right). This will provide you with more information on each video, table of contents and useful links. Analyses of the project by chosen themes are found in the Coronaspection catalogue and texts section.

Coronaspection – World Religious Leaders Reflect on COVID-19

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For viewing project as featured on Tablet magazine, click here.

In addition to clicking on the image of each of the leaders above, you can also enter the project through the several gateways below.