Clergy members generally make time to answer calls for help, but research shows that they rarely find time to care for themselves. Across denominations and different faith traditions, members of the clergy suffer from higher rates of depression, obesity, high blood pressure, and burn-out (Clergy Health Initiative, Duke University Divinity School).
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is working to change that by providing a six-week program called Well to Serve, Well to Lead. Designed specifically for Episcopal clergy and lay employees of the Church, the program addresses challenges this particular population faces on the path to better health. On Tuesday, August 27, all employees of the Episcopal Church are invited to attend a Health and Wellness Summit at Good Samaritan (see calendar item on p. 12). At the summit, which is sponsored by the Episcopal Church Medical Trust, participants will learn how to create a new vision for health and wellness, practical tips to manage stress and five actionable recommendations to promote wellness. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. +
This is the first in a series of regular updates from our Diocesan Migration Missioner, Troy Elder, who can be reached at email@example.com. For further information about the Migration (formerly Border) Missioner position, please visit https://edsd.org/news/edsd-to-add-new-border-missioner. Missions, Fields, and Borders Orthodoxy and history suggest that Protestant mission involves a Christian protagonist crossing an […]
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has been committed to loving God and our neighbors through public health policies that help ensure healthy practices within our diocese. Now that the Pfizer vaccination has been fully approved by the FDA, EDSD’s Executive Council met on Saturday, August 28, 2021, and approved a […]
Dear Friends in Christ, The world feels overwhelming right now. The heartbreaking scenes of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the refugees left behind; the devastation of another natural disaster in the suffering nation of Haiti; and the continuing COVID crisis at home and abroad leave us grief-stricken and wondering how we can help. Our help […]