Clergy Health Initiative

Pastor & Parish

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Clergy Health Initiative is piloting a new program for laity that promotes thoughtful, theological reflection.

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A Theology of Food

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Research professor Norman Wirzba addressed questions about the connection of theology to food and food production on an episode of Duke’s “Office Hours.”

Spirited Life

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Holistic health program offered free of charge to UMC clergy in N.C.

Through October 31, 2010 the Clergy Health Initiative is enrolling clergy in Spirited Life, its multi-year health and wellness program and behavioral health study.

Soul Care and the Roots of Clergy Burnout

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Huffington Post comments on the Divinity School’s Clergy Heath Initiative and discusses causes of clergy burnout.

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Clergy Members Suffer From Burnout, Poor Health

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Robin Swift, director of health programs with the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School, talks with NPR about clergy burnout and related health issues.

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Taking a Break from the Lord’s Work

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The New York Times writes about obesity, hypertension, and depression among clergy and the Divinity School’s Clergy Health Initiative, which studies such problems.

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The Simple Salve

Friday, July 23, 2010

In a reflection for the Clergy Health Initiative, Thriving Rural Communities director Jeremy Troxler reminds us that sometimes the salves for our sicknesses are surprisingly simple.

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In a reflection for the Clergy Health Initiative, Thriving Rural Communities director Jeremy Troxler reminds us that sometimes the salves for our sicknesses are surprisingly simple.

Body and soul

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

United Methodist clergy in North Carolina have significantly higher rates of chronic disease than other state residents, according to new research by the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School.

The findings could be illuminating for others in ministry as well. Read more »

Bishop Gwinn laments the amount of stress pastors feel

Monday, June 21, 2010

During his State of the Church address at the 2010 Annual Conference, Bishop Gwinn of the North Carolina Conference discussed the importance of reducing clergy stress, citing the Clergy Health Initiative’s research into the pressures affecting pastors.

The discussion of clergy health begins approximately 20 minutes into the recording.
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