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It is undeniable that our reality has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected every aspect of our lives, including the way children are educated. At a time when we are asked to remain physically distant, there is more need than ever to acknowledge our interconnectedness and human interdependency. While “othering” narratives are prevailing due to the fear and insecurity imposed by the virus, the role of education becomes essential in reconnecting children across communities of faith to strengthen the values of pluralism and diversity through dialogue.

Almost three months have passed since the world has been faced with the COVID-19 pandemic.  A lot has happened in such a short time, which has been difficult to assess or even qualify the impact in people’s lives and in our future as a society. 

I would like to highlight three critical points on the impact of COVID-19 in our communities to understand the need to address children’s spiritual well-being during this period and how best to frame our response.

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