Faith in the Wake of Disaster

Faith has proven central to the way many disaster survivors make sense of and cope with catastrophe, but research shows not every survivor employs it the same way.

Imagine two neighbors who are equally religious and equally affected by the same disaster: The first neighbor believes God protected him, while the second neighbor believes God punished him.

An emerging body of research would suggest the latter survivor will likely struggle more both spiritually and emotionally.

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