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Conversation-Starting Questions about National Clergy Study Findings

The Pulpit & Pew Project surveyed over 2,500 clergy across the nation in 2001 in an effort to provide a comprehensive profile of America’s religious leaders that could be meaningfully shared with clergy, lay leaders of congregations, denominational officials, theological educators, and the public. In 2002, the project team sent a letter to the participants summarizing initial findings. Some of those findings were puzzling to the researchers, who invited reflection and comment from any original participant interested in doing so. Here is that original set of findings and the questions they spawned. The document is an excellent source of questions for discussion among concerned clergy, seminary students, judicatory and denominational officers, and seminary faculty. The information is a snapshot of clergy nationwide.

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