Houses Of Worship, the Vaxxed And Unvaxxed Divide

Audio. NPR, May 16, 2021.


This 3-minute news story shares how pastors in Nashville, TN, are managing vaccinations and mask-wearing.


whether or not to require vaccination for worship; talking about masks during worship; worship outside; percentage of vaccinated congregants; written transcript

Recommended Audience

clergy and worship leader



Practical Applications

  • Decide how to navigate mask-wearing and vaccinations by listening to different approaches pastors have taken.
  • Consider multiple perspectives to better relate to congregants and their safety concerns returning to worship.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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