Dr. John Lamberton, Clinical Sociologist
PUTTING SOCIOLOGY TO WORK

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

FAITH & RELIGION

Proprietary Lecture Notes
 

FAITH & RELIGION IN A PANDEMIC

(1) Reciprocal interaction is that part of the Dyad that sparks physical, mental and social well-being.

(2) In order to feel comfortable socially, people tend to rely on the benefits of Routines:
    Dr. Danielle Forshee
    Psychology Today

(3) Change in interaction and routines can result in loss; and loss can result in anxiety, sadness, depression and grief:   
    Avenues Counseling
    Healthline
    Kurt Lewin's Change Theory


(4) The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social interaction and routines is enormous.
    Psychiatric Times
    Psychology Today
    Scientific American

             
(5) Sometimes social interaction is not enough in and by itself.  People often turn to a inner faith in a divine being that is codified in the social routine of religious ceremony:

    Police responded to a Louisiana church where hundreds had congregated

(6) Faith within the unknown of Living
    Is the Corona virus and act of God?


(7) Survival of the Fittest?  Charles Darwin or Herbert Spencer

(8) In a Pandemic, Religious ceremony can be a Balm or Risk?

    Religions are adapting to the Pandemic

(9) Faith versus Religion