BRIC-19
  • Social Distance, Digital Congregation:

    British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19

  • Social Distance, Digital Congregation:

    British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19

  • Social Distance, Digital Congregation:

    British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19

  • Social Distance, Digital Congregation:

    British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19

  • Social Distance, Digital Congregation:

    British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19

  • Social Distance, Digital Congregation:

    British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19

RESEARCH UPDATES

Social Broadcasting – The Voices Behind the Research

Lucia Scazzocchio

08/07/2021

Lucia Scazzacchio is the founder of Social Broadcasts and producer of "Loss in Translation". Here she reflects on pluralistic approaches to audio work, and the benefits of partnerships between academic research and audio artists.

New Researcher Voices ¦ Shabbat under Lockdown - creative innovations in UK Jewish student communities.

Zara Elfersy

13/05/2021

We are delighted to platform this new perspective on Shabbat rituals under Covid-19. Zara Elfersy is a final year undergraduate at Leeds Beckett University, studying Events Management. She has recently completed her dissertation for her BA (Hons) degree, entitled an ‘Enquiry into Jewish Students Relationship with the Jewish Community during Covid-19’. She shares some of her key findings in this blog post.

Research Update ¦ Conspicuousness and Distance: Death Care in the Coronacene

Dr Paulina Kolata

1/05/2021

Dr Paulina Kolata reflects on her research with religious professionals, funeral celebrants, funeral directors, and people who experienced personal loss to understand the capacity of death care rituals to be transformed in the pandemic. She also introduces "Loss in Translation: Funerals and Death Care," a pilot audio documentary about the enormous transformations in death care rituals under Covid-19, that emerged from the collaboration of the Bric-19 research team, Lucia Scazzocchio from Social Broadcasts and Sasha Edye-Lindner.

Research Update ¦ The pandemic as a catalyst to do things that could have been done before. Jewish Orthodox female-only online prayer

Dr Katja Stuerzenhofecker

19/04/2021

Dr Katja Stuerzenhofecker, Research Associate on the project and Lecturer in Gender Studies in Religion at the University of Manchester, reflects on her research with Jewish Orthodox female-only online prayer groups.

Research Update ¦ Rolling with the punches: Ritual Adaptations in two Black Majority Churches

Dr. Mark A Minott

06/04/2021

Dr. Mark A. Minott, Research Associate on the project and a facilitator of online worship at Stockwell Green United Reformed Church in London, introduces his investigation of worship in two Black Majority Church communities under the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the halfway point: an update on our resaerch

Bric-19 Team

30/3/2021

Report, slides and video from our interim research update on 29 March 2021

Public research update

Bric-19 Team

17/3/2021

Join us on Monday 29th March

Community Voices ¦ Sustaining Spiritual Connections during COVID-19

Rev Dr Chris Swift

15/03/2021

Rev Dr Chris Swift, Director of Chaplaincy and Spirituality at Methodist Homes (MHA), researcher, and member of our Action Research Group, reflects on the creative ways of sustaining spiritual connections in elderly care during Covid-19.

Save the Date: Public Event British Ritual Innovation during Covid-19 [7-9 PM ¦ Monday 29 March 2021]

Bric-19 Research Team

9/03/2021

Find out more, register and join us for our 2-hour public event where the Bric-19 Research Team will share the preliminary findings from the project. We will review present our survey data and introduce you to our case studies and to the work of the Action Research Group.

Community Voices ¦ Funerals during COVID – what have bereaved people experienced?

Sarah Jones

9/03/2021

Sarah Jones from Full Circle Funerals, award winning Independent Funeral Director in Yorkshire, reflects on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on funerals.

In Memoriam: Dr. Bex Lewis

Bric-19 Team

26/2/2021

Dr Bex Lewis, our advisor and friend.

Community Voices ¦ We are “inveterate meaning makers” – Reflections on hospice memorialisation under Covid-19

Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead

12/02/2021

Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead at St Christopher’s Hospice, researcher, and member of our Action Research Group, reflects on the implications of Covid-19 for memorialising rituals in hospices.

Community Voices ¦ Nativity Unlocked: a Community Celebration of Christmas during Covid

Rev. Deborah Walton

28/01/2021

Rev Deborah Walton, a vicar of the Prees, Whixall and Estaston churches (PEW Group), a School Chaplain in North Shropshire, and member of our Action Research Group, reflects on the creative ways of approaching communal rituals disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

What is action research, and why are we using it?

Dr Joshua Edelman

06/01/2021

How we work with religious professionals to help develop practical solutions that work in the field.

Public engagement in the pandemic: Reaching out and under Covid-19

Dr Eleanor O'Keeffe

14/12/2020

Dr Eleanor O'Keeffe offers an update on our engagement strategy and how we're reaching out and under Covid-19.

What do we mean by “ritual”?

Dr Alana Vincent

27/11/2020

As we’ve been contacting communities seeking responses for this study, we’ve received a lot of (not unexpected) questions about this, both from people who aren’t sure whether what they do is really ritual, and from people who are very vehemently certain that it isn’t. So let’s talk about language. Specifically, let’s talk about the challenge of trying to find one word that describes a lot of very different stuff. Because we couldn’t actually call this project “British people doing things connected to their faith or belief a little bit differently (or maybe not) because of Covid-19”--even though that is really what we mean when we say “Ritual Innovation”.

Surveying ritual lives in the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Paulina Kolata

03/11/2020

On 21 September, we launched the British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19 impact survey aimed at ritual leaders and participants to investigate how people of all faiths and beliefs across the UK have been adapting their ritual practices during the pandemic.
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