By Maani Truu, ABC
Posted Sat 25 Sep 2021
Since the recent round of stay-at-home orders were introduced in Sydney and Melbourne, religious messages and motifs have been popping up at loosely defined “anti lockdown” protests across Australia.
As one widely photographed sign at a Sydney demonstration in Julydeclared: “The blood of Christ is my vaccine.”
No major religion in Australia has expressly told its followers to forgo vaccination against COVID-19. In fact, many faith leaders have played a key role in combating vaccinemisinformation in their communities.
But as the above sign — and others like it — indicate, that doesn’t mean people aren’t being guided by their beliefs when deciding to refuse the jab.
It’s this grey area that Dr Renae Barker…
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