Cavaliere Paola, Religious Institutions in Japan Responding to Covid-19-Induced Risk and Uncertainty: Some preliminary considerations, Journal of Religion in Japan - Advance Articles, Brill
This paper discusses adaptations and alternatives that religious institutions in Japan have formulated to help communities develop the capacity to cope with the crisis and perceived risk generated by Covid-19. Qualitative data and observations of online information were collected between February and June 2020. Guided by a crisis approach, the study explores inward and outward responses that some Japanese religious institutions and their members have enacted. The investigation uses Douglas’ (1994) interpretative model of risk.