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For current and former religious professionals without supernatural beliefs.
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    • The Clergy Project
    • The Clergy Project

    Forum Concerns and Conversations

    When religious professionals reject supernatural beliefs, a unique mix of life and career challenges can arise. The Clergy Project’s Online Community features a variety of forums targeting such issues and challenges. Here Project participants support, encourage, and guide one another as they navigate life’s next chapters. 

    Forum Issues Include: 

    • Career Transition 
    • Physical Needs 
    • Relationships 
    • Emotional and Mental Health 
    • Ethics, Humanism, and Other Philosophical Discussions 

    Common Issues for Those Still in Ministry ~

    • Addressing feelings of being stuck and fearing the future
    • Ministering without having a personal belief
    • Staying in the ministry and being true to self
    • Transitioning out of ministry and finding a new career

    Common Issues Even After Leaving Ministry ~

    • Coming Out / Telling family, friends, and community about one’s unbelief 
    • Living with believing spouses and family 
    • Other complications with signifiant others, children, and family 
    • Dealing with anger and bitterness toward religion, former affiliation, or one’s self
    • Developing a new philosophy of life to assist with ethics, morality, etc.
    • Finding meaning without faith and teaching of the church on ethics 
    • Dealing with stress and its effects on physical and mental health 
    • Dealing with depression and feelings of lost opportunities 
    • Coping with cognitive dissonance 
    • Adjusting to life after the ministry 
    • Career transition and optimization