Due to the spread of the pandemic, all educational institutions and Houses of worship were closed for in-person attendance. In light of this crisis, people have begun to analyze the challenges and opportunities faced by religious communities as they enter this new world, the challenges of science and colleges during this time of crisis, and the new forms of communication shaping people’s experiences during a pandemic.
The opinion on the introduction of distance learning is unequivocal. Since the pandemic has affected the health of many people, it has become an excellent choice for stopping the disease. Although many students were dissatisfied with learning online, it seems that they received all the necessary information during face-to-face lectures in educational institutions (Schneider & Council 389). It was also a good idea with the closure of the Houses of worship. Even though the services were not held, prayer houses shared the situation with people through social networks. Thus, people could always write to the official page and get an answer. Moreover, there were live broadcasts of the divine services, as well as audio versions were recorded.
The aftermath of the pandemic has benefited my faith and personal relationships. In the beginning, there was tension due to the unknown and the complete lockdown. However, for many people, as it was for me, the pandemic has helped strengthen personal bonds. Despite the long separation, I understood that this test was for emotional ties, which ended well. During the pandemic and the inability to visit the house of prayer, my faith also only became stronger. In times of such illness, you need to pray fervently for the stabilization of the situation and the recovery of people. There was also the opportunity to attend online church services, which helped a lot during the lockdown.
Schneider, S.L. & Council, M.L. (2021). Distance learning in the era of COVID-19. Archives of Dermatological Research, 313, 389–390. Web.