Faith Leaders’ response to the Pandemic – a survey

THE COVID -19 pandemic has challenged all of us, bringing in its wake fear, bereavement, and unprecedented restrictions on everyday life. In the midst of all this, Christians are still called to witness to ‘the hope that is in us.’

Results of an online survey of faith leaders on the island during the pandemic indicate that among Christians, hope is very much alive.

I designed the survey in collaboration with the Irish Council of Churches/Irish Inter Church Meeting (ICC/IICM). It was distributed via email to more than 2,000 faith leaders between 6 and 22 May 2020, facilitated by ICC/IICM’s member denominations. We received 439 usable responses, from every county on the island.