Virtual Public Discussion – Ramadan during COVID-19: How Countries and Communities in Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and Pakistan Ensure a Safe Ramadan amidst the Pandemic
Ramadan is known as the time when gatherings and activities such as communal prayers, communal meals or banquets and pilgrimages are conducted every day amongst family, friends and also the mosque community. However, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, governments and the World Health Organizations (WHO) have taken several measurements to ensure a safe Ramadan practice while maintaining social distancing. As a result, physical worships such as communal prayers and religious sermons have been avoided and prayers are conducted at home using virtual alternatives.
Globally, Muslims majority countries have different approaches in limiting religious worship gatherings to maintain social distancing and thus, also resulted in varying outcomes.
During this time when pushing down the number of COVID-19 victims and honouring the service of frontline workers are critical to fight against the pandemic and protect the most vulnerable of the community, how should religious leaders, governments and institutions work together to ensure that religious worships do not get in the way of people’s health and safety?
FPCI and the 1000 Abrahamic Circles cordially invite you to watch our virtual public discussion “Ramadan during COVID-19: How Countries and Communities in Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and Pakistan Ensure a Safe Ramadan amidst the Pandemic”
With the following speakers:
- Drs. Bambang Gunawan, M.Si, Director of Information and Communication of Politics, Law, and Security, Ministry of Communication and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia
- Drs. Agus Samsudin, MM, Chairman of Muhammadiyah COVID-19 Command Center
- Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Managing Director of the Association of British Muslims
- Faisal Ilyas, Executive Director at Peace Hope Pakistan
You can watch the public discussion through our official Youtube channel bit.ly/YouTubeFPCI