Nr. 5-6/2020-4





            The meaning of sociology is to understand and explain a social phenomenon, social process and realities, on a micro and also macro level. And this is the case especially in a period of crisis (economic, political, demographic, religious, medical) that we find ourselves in these times, when attitudes, behaviour and social process are recalibrating, on national as well as global scale. Thus, we try to propose a list of steps to be considered for the preparation, intervention and managing a situation of crisis of any type. Through the relations between religious institutions and authorities, the focus of this analysis, we try to understand a dimension of social resilience that is represented by the spiritual locus, reflected in the needs of communities, in their attitudes and behaviours, during a time of medical crisis. We follow the way that authorities adopted measures concerning religious institutions, starting from the premise of the importance of spiritual resilience as a base for social recalibration, of cooptation or ignorance of an institution like the Romanian Orthodox Church in managing the spiritual needs during this medical crisis.

            Keywords: spiritual dimension, crisis, religion, social resilience, pandemics.