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In the News (Sun 17 Mar 19)

  Clergy Recovery Network
Since all of the trails and the campground we use are east of the Divide, the Clergy Recovery Network Team which hosts the horseback trips of clergy into the Bob has reached the very difficult decision to cancel the trip scheduled later this month (September 2007).
The Sterling Wolery Memorial Fund is a fund established by the Clergy Recovery Network early in 2006.
Sorting out the incredible enormity of God’s charge in his clergy life is only part of the prioritizing problems every pastor faces.
www.clergyrecovery.com   (764 words)

  Clergy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion.
The clergy of the Orthodox Church are the bishops, priests, and deacons, the same offices identified in the New Testament and found in the early church.
In the Anglican church all clergy are permitted to marry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clergy   (3065 words)

 CLERGY - LoveToKnow Article on CLERGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
to the clergy as a flock of sheep to its pastor.
Benefit of clergy began with the claim on the part of the ecclesiastical authorities in the 12th century that every clericus should be exempt from the jurisdiction of the temporal courts and be subject to the spiritual courts alone.
The benefit of clergy was abolished by a statute of 1827, but as this statute did n.ot repeal that of 1547, under which peers were given the privilege, a further statute was passed in 1841 putting peers on the same footing as commons and clergy.
4.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CL/CLERGY.htm   (839 words)

 Estates of the realm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although some great churchmen came out of this system, much of the higher clergy continued to live the lives of aristocrats, enjoying the wealth derived from church lands and tithes and, in some cases, paying little or no attention to their churchly duties.
The ostentatious wealth of the higher clergy was, no doubt, partly responsible for the widespread anticlericalism in France, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, and was certainly responsible for the element of class resentment within the anticlericalism of many peasants and wage-earners.
The Estates-General of France dwindled in importance, and after 1614 it was not called again for 175 years until 1789, when Louis XVI convoked the Estates-General to address the financial crisis of the kingdom, which was effectively bankrupt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_Estate   (1501 words)

 Career Voyages - Clergy
Clergy are religious and spiritual leaders, and teachers and interpreters of their traditions and faith.
Clergy visit the sick or bereaved to provide comfort and counsel persons who are seeking religious or moral guidance or who are troubled by family or personal problems.
Although many of their activities are sedentary and intellectual in nature, clergy frequently are called on short notice to visit the sick, comfort the dying and their families, and provide counseling to those in need.
www.careervoyages.gov /OOH/4yr_OOH212011_content.html   (756 words)

Clergy are religious and spiritual leaders who help answer such questions and teach or interpret their faith or tradition.
Being a clergy member requires great faith and dedication, since clergy usually work with people in their most difficult moments--after a death, during a divorce, or in the course of an illness or some other crisis.
Clergy are expected to follow their faith as a calling and not as a source of wealth.
www3.ccps.virginia.edu /career_prospects/briefs/A-D/Clergy.shtml   (906 words)

 Stress and Purpose: Clergy Spouses Today
Clergy spouses touch members' lives in ways positive or negative, of which the former may not even be aware.
The loneliness of clergy spouses may reflect a growing problem in society as a whole, but the sense of isolation is intensified for clergy spouses because it occurs in the midst of people and activity.
Clergy spouses generally have a strong commitment to the church and high expectations of it as the body of Christ.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=311   (2267 words)

 Pulpit and Pew
Meanwhile, clergy salaries have not kept pace with those of other professions, and the position is, perhaps, not as respected as it once was.
Herself a clergy spouse, married to a Lutheran pastor, Halaas says she is not harkening back to a long lost "Golden Age," but simply describing very real changes that have occurred in ministry and society.
The diocese's Clergy Wellness Commission has developed sample job agreements and health agreements that set out expectations about job duties, work hours, sick leave, vacation, and the steps that clergy will take to maintain their spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well being.
www.pulpitandpew.duke.edu /clergyhealth.html   (2520 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Celibacy of the Clergy
The anti-clerical animus which prompts a certain type of mind to rake these scandals together, and to revel in and exaggerate their prurient details, is at least as marked as the tendency on the part of the Church's apologists to ignore these uncomfortable pages of history altogether.
Those were clergy leading a life in common (vita canonica), according to the rule composed for them by St. Chrodegang himself, but at the same time not precluded by their hours of study and prayer from giving themselves like ordinary secular priests to the pastoral duties of the ministry.
Undoubtedly during this period the traditions of sacerdotal celibacy in Western Christendom suffered severely but even though a large number of the clergy, not only priests but bishops, openly took wives and begot children to whom they transmitted their benefices, the principle of celibacy was never completely surrendered in the official enactments of the Church.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03481a.htm   (8470 words)

 Clergy Consultation Service
Many denominations and clergy groups have subscribed to the Clergy Consultation Service on behalf of their leaders on a national or regional basis.
Clergy turn to CCS for professional consultation to help them deal with difficult situations they encounter in ministry.
You have a "clergy killer" on the loose in your congregation.
www.kairosinstitute.org /ccs   (653 words)

Some members of the clergy serve their religious communities in ways that do not call for them to hold positions in congregations.
Although many of their activities are sedentary and intellectual in nature, clergy frequently are called upon on short notice to visit the sick, comfort the dying and their families, and provide counseling to those in need.
In fact, most members of the clergy remain in their chosen vocation throughout their lives; in 1998, 12 percent of clergy were 65 or older, compared to only 3 percent of workers in all professional specialty occupations.
www.jobbankusa.com /ohb/ohb250.html   (749 words)

The clergy by Divine right form an order or state which is essentially distinct from that of the laity.
That the distinction between clergy and laity was recognized in New Testament times is plain from St. Paul's statement that the bishops have been placed by the Holy Ghost to rule the Church (Acts 20:28), for the right to rule implies a correlative obligation to obey.
They were received into the sacred ministry by the bishops for the purpose of supplying the dearth of the clergy in the outlying districts of the dioceses where no benefices existed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04049b.htm   (1546 words)

 Clergy Leadership Institute Home Page
Clergy Leadership Training For many years the majority of the applied theology training that clergy have received has centered on providing pastoral care and spiritual guidance to individuals.
Clergy Sabbatical Programs Rather than focus solely on the the clergy person the Clergy Leadership Institute is developing a series of collaborative peer group sabbatical programs that are designed to provide rest, refreshment and renewal for the clergy person, their family and their congregation or place of ministry.
Clergy Search Resources Combining over twenty years of personnel selection experience, especially in the use of assessment centers with a theological understanding of discernment and calling has resulted in a variety of resources for the clergy search process.
www.clergyleadership.com /clergy/index.html   (761 words)

 Clergy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A national clergy abuse support group says that a Denver Greek Orthodox bishop should not be responsible for the ecclesiastical court that will hear charges against a priest, since the bishop’s own actions in this case are in question.
The group is also disturbed by the bishop’s recent appointment as the chairman of the clergy sexual misconduct advisory board of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOA).
Leaders of Pokrov.org (a support group for Orthodox Christian abuse victims) are writing to Metropolitan Isaiah to urge him to pass the case of Father Gabriel Barrow on to another bishop and to resign from the GOA’s clergy sexual misconduct advisory board.
www.orthodoxnews.netfirms.com /128/Clergy.htm   (1439 words)

 Benefit of the clergy - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Benefit of the clergy
The benefit was granted by the Constitutions of Clarendon 1164 which laid down that members of the clergy should be exempt from the jurisdiction of lay courts, except in the case of infringement of royal forest laws.
By the 15th century it was sufficient to be able to read to claim benefit, as the church had a strong association with learning and literacy was taken to be sufficient proof of being a member of the clergy.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Benefit+of+the+clergy   (233 words)

 Clergy, IRS and Tax
Prior to 1968 a member of the clergy had to elect to be covered by social security.
If you are duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church, you are covered by social security and Medicare under the self employment tax provisions for the services you perform in your capacity as a minister unless you have requested and received a tax exemption from self employment tax.
Unless an ordained member of the clergy objects to social security benefits based upon conscientious or religious grounds he/she is subject to self employment tax.
www.wwwebtax.com /income/clergy.htm   (526 words)

 Career: Clergy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Some clergy tend to the personal and religious needs of people who are sick, disabled, or in prison.
Many clergy take part in community or recreational activities sponsored by their place of worship.
The size of the religious organization or congregation affects the duties of the clergy.
www.iseek.org /sv/13000.jsp?id=100039   (188 words)

 Clergy Letter Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
I wanted to let the public know that numerous clergy from most denominations have tremendous respect for evolutionary theory and have embraced it as a core component of human knowledge, fully harmonious with religious faith.
In the fall of 2004, I worked with clergy throughout Wisconsin to prepare a statement in support of teaching evolution.
And, while the current focus is on Christian clergy, please let me know if you are willing to write and/or host a statement from other religions.
www.uwosh.edu /colleges/cols/clergy_project.htm   (251 words)

 The Henry Institute - Research - The Cooperative Clergy Research Project
The Cooperative Clergy Research Project is an endeavor initiated and coordinated through the efforts of the Henry Institute.
And third, each participant would share their denominational data file with all the other participants in order to create one data file containing the responses of clergy from all of the denominations surveyed; this merged data file then would be made available to each of the participants in the study.
Second, the scope of clergy surveyed is unique in that surveys were obtained from clergy within 22 different religious bodies.
www.calvin.edu /henry/research/clergy.htm   (463 words)

 Clergy and Extension Networking for Newly Married Couples
Since clergy members routinely conduct required counseling sessions with couples before their marriages, our Extension faculty believed clergy could be an important contact for us in reaching and teaching this audience.
A mail survey was conducted to assess clergy's receptiveness to working with Extension and identifying where we could work with their educational programs.
Clergy were asked to rate their agreement or disagreement with statements about their own counseling programs and additional community-based education.
www.joe.org /joe/1994june/iw1.html   (561 words)

 Confidentiality in the Church: What the Pastor Knows and Tells
Both clergy and laity regarded the clergyperson as a counselor, along the lines of secular counselors or psychologists.
In their teaching, preaching and administrative roles, clergy recognize that the church is more than a group of individuals.
Additionally, clergy often find themselves in a bind: disclosure of information could be helpful to the welfare of the community but may also be contrary to the wishes of the individual who gave the information.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=317   (2668 words)

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