A crisis of clergy burnout

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A crisis of clergy burnout

Post  Guest on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:46 am

Like other first responders, clergy pay a high price for the often-tense and demanding work they do. The old joke about working one hour a week for worship is not only wrong, it's insulting.

As The New York Times reported in August 2010, "Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their use of antidepressants has risen, while their life expectancy has fallen. Many would change jobs if they could." The quote is found on this website, completely dedicated to the problem of clergy burnout.

Read more here: http://billtammeus.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/11/11-8-12.html#storylink=cpy

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