Religion and Science in a Time of COVID-19: Allies or Adversaries?
By Sima Barmania Michael J. Reiss, About The Author S, Sima Barmania, Mbbs, Mph, Ph.D., Is A Consultant In Global Public Health, Currently At United Nations University Institute Of International Global Health, Research Associate At Ucl Institute Of Education, Founder Of
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Nowadays we have the advantage of modern medical science, but religion continues to be a cornerstone of many people’s lives as they struggle to understand awful events. Throughout history, it has been a common trope that science and religion are in conflict. Either choose secular science, which is rational and rigorous; or religion, a matter of personal belief. In fact, history is replete with examples of scholars who were comfortable with matters pertaining to both science and religion. And the Dalai Lama has long championed the idea of a dialogue between science and religion.