Connect with streaming religious services in Birmingham

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“My house shall be a house of prayer for all people.” Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

With Passover starting the evening of April 8, 2020 and Easter coming up Sunday, April 12, a lot of people in Birmingham are probably wondering how to stay connected to (or discover) religious communities and traditions in the time of social distancing. We did a little digging to discover what churches, synagogues, mosques and temples are offering. Please help us support local nonprofits.

1. A few of the many Birmingham churches livestreaming services

Here are some of the local churches that will be streaming services. If you don’t see yours on the list, contact them to see what they’re planning. Even churches who haven’t offered streaming services previously are figuring out ways to do this via Facebook Live and other similar services.

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2. Jewish organizations offering livestream services and study

3. Buddhist organizations offering livestream sittings

Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center is livestreaming sittings 7PM Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays. Other, nonweekly offerings are also being zoomed. 

Since gatherings of more than 10 are prohibited in Jefferson County until further notice, we expect most religious institutions will find ways to keep people connected.

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Now tell us, Birmingham, which religious services are you planning to livetream? Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know.

Sharron Swain
Sharron Swain

Writer, Interviewer + Adventurer | Telling stories to make a difference

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