Our reporter, Mort Nelson Meyenburg, has written an excellent summary of religious exemptions! Read her review of the legal, religious, and economic reasons that churches and businesses generally refrain from granting religious exemptions at The Concord’s website. Hopefully this information helps you speak to your congregation or context about the recent rise of “religious exemption” in our modern vocabulary.
The Concord stands with Luther Seminary and the ELCA in encouraging all eligible people to become vaccinated against COVID-19 for the sake of our safety and that of our neighbors. For information about the COVID-19 virus and vaccine, we encourage you to check out the Mayo Clinic’s excellent online guide.