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Congregational conflict, job loss and depression

Nearly 30 percent of ministers said they had at one time been forced to leave their jobs due to personal attacks and criticism from a small faction of their congregations. Suffering from low self-esteem, depression, stress and physical health problems, these clergy are prevented from getting the help they need by a complicity of silence. Read more about the latest research in “Killing the clergy softly: Congregational conflict, job loss and depression,” a recent blog post from Ahead of the Trend, a news column housed on the Association of Religion Data Archives website.

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