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National Faith Leader Urges Caution on New CDC Guidelines on Faith Gatherings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2020

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National Faith Leader Urges Caution on New CDC Guidelines on Faith Gatherings

Washington, D.C. — A protocol for reopening worship services and faith gatherings drafted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published by The Washington Post is currently under review by the White House.

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life:
“There is no doubt that the best way to ensure the health of our neighbors is to resist the urge to reopen prematurely. I’m very encouraged that our network of 50,000 faith leaders are staying home and staying holy even in states that are rejecting the advice of public health officials. I urge all congregations to continue to worship remotely. We worship because we love God, and to love God is to love neighbors. Loving our neighbors means taking care of the least of these.”

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