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They may seem like a golden ticket, but it’s complicated

“Vaccine passports could further marginalize the same communities who’ve been hit hardest in this pandemic, due to the built-in systems of privilege and inequity in our society.” — Craig Spencer…


Even when houses of worship reopen, the custom won’t be able to shake the risk factor

Over the years, I’ve attended many services in a wide range of Christian churches. Whether Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran, Baptist, or Methodist, it’s not uncommon for members to hug each other. Church hugs have become the standard whenever members come together during a service: walking into the church, greeting neighbors, at the procession.

The practice is more common in some denominations than others — and Black churches have taken church hugs to another level.

While most hugs are meant to be warm and genuine, I’ve seen men make their way across the sanctuary to hug women they didn’t even know, and…

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