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Pilgrimage Through the Pandemic

Tuesday August 11 2020

The role of the Church in helping people going through illness and bereavement during the Covid-19 crisis will be explored in Pilgrimage Through the Pandemic, part of the Just Festival.

At the online event, on Thursday August 20 at 6pm, the Rev Dr Karen Georgia Thompson, Associate General Minister in the United Church of Christ in the US, will discuss losing her father to the coronavirus and her own experience of the illness.

In conversation with the Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, the Rt Rev Dr John Armes, Dr Thompson will discuss the role of faith, hope and community in the midst of the crisis. In particular how do those who have lost loved ones to the illness find ways to mark their death? How can the church help care for and support people who are on their own Pilgrimage Through the Pandemic?

The event is one of a series of online discussions and performances during the Just Festival, which starts this Sunday, August 16.

To register and for details of all the events, visit



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