The Pulse That Goes On

Stories of camaraderie and commitment to community captured through conversation.

How Communities Connect During Crisis

Podcast by Brooke Wilson
Photos by Jaya Flanary

As nationwide lifestyle adjustments to the COVID-19 pandemic became increasingly stark, Brooke Wilson reached out to different religious figures in Bellingham, Washington to learn how the virus affected places of spiritual practice, and in a broader context, how faith and fellowship have transformed during a time when gathering is forbidden. These conversations were recorded in late April, when social distancing mandates were still enforced across Washington state and the number of confirmed cases averaged roughly 235 each day, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

Portrait Series

Faces across different Bellingham, Washington religious organizations who build identity around spiritual conviction