Coronavirus in Choctaw Country: Loss of Funerals Devastating to ‘Iyyi Kowa’ Tradition
For Choctaws, not attending funeral services may be the hardest part of the COVID-19 public-health guidance to follow. It’s hard to be told not to attend services or to be able to provide physical comfort for the family in mourning.
Amid Death Threats, Pastors Defend Greenville Mayor’s Church Shutdown
Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons’ decision to order churches in his Delta town to stop in-person worship services to slow the spread of COVID-19 has drawn support from some local pastors and criticism from the governor and U.S. Attorney General.