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Faith, Friendship, and Flourishing During the Pandemic

Heidi Deddens
Heidi Deddens is the managing editor of Comment magazine. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a focus on English Literature from Trinity Western University, where she was managing editor of the university's literary journal. Born and raised in Western Canada, she now lives in Ottawa.

Brandon Vaidyanathan has studied mental health levels in church congregations during the pandemic, finding that different norms of sharing pain—faith community to faith community—makes a difference.