By Beau Bowman
An order signed Monday by Gov. Kim Reynolds allows religious institutions to begin gathering again, but some church leaders said they do not think it is safe to do so.
On Tuesday, the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa announced that 21 leaders from 10 denominations signed a statement urging religious institutions to refrain from in-person worships and other gatherings.
According to the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, religious leaders expressed concern over Reynolds allowing churches to gather once again despite the states growing COVID-19 outbreak.
The signed statement said, in part, “It is by our faith that we are compelled to love our neighbor. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, that love comes to expression by remaining physically apart.
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