News

from the Clergy Health Initiative

Soul Care and the Roots of Clergy Burnout

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

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Clergy Members Suffer From Burnout, Poor Health

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.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Taking a Break from the Lord’s Work

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

Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Simple Salve

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.

Friday, July 23, 2010
Connecting the Mind, Body, and Spirit: Reflections on Health

This booklet of reflections follows the lectionary for ten weeks beginning in July 2010.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Body and soul

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.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Bishop Gwinn laments the amount of stress pastors feel

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.

Monday, June 21, 2010
The Clergy Health Initiative Survey is coming in August

The second round of our survey of pastors will take place in August 2010. All currently serving UMC pastors in North Carolina will receive an invitation and incentive to participate from Westat, an independent research firm.

Sunday, June 20, 2010