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Peter Welby

Peter Welby is a consultant on religion and global affairs, specializing in the Arab world. Previously he was the managing editor of a think tank on religious extremism, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, and worked in public affairs in the Arabian Gulf. He is based in London, and has lived in Egypt and Yemen. Twitter: @pdcwelby.

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A virus dilemma for the faithful

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting daily life across the world. Social contact in particular is discouraged, in a policy described as social distancing. All of which leaves the question of religious gatherings — places where people are often close to one another, often touching.

March 21, 2020