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In Cambodia, a spiritual army battles an earthly pandemic

10 mins | Jul 7, 2020
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With little faith in the government’s coronavirus response, many rural Cambodians are turning to the divine. "Although Cambodia is a majority-Theravada Buddhist nation, there is a broad range of diversity among minority belief systems, including elements of animism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. Each has a unique interpretation of the novel coronavirus’s genesis, why the pandemic came into being, and the toll it will take on the world — reflecting not only fears about the pandemic, but also other worries in turbulent times." Jade Sacker investigates for Foreign Policy.
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