The purpose of The Clergy Project is to provide a safe haven for active and former clergy who do not hold supernatural beliefs.
The purpose of the “Public Page” is to announce our existence and to reach out to current and former clergy who want to be a part of the group.
The Clergy Project launched a private, invitation only, website on March 21, 2011 with 52 members. Currently it has more than 280 members.
It originated from a growing awareness of the presence of these clergy and a concern about their dilemma as they moved beyond faith. There were three sources of this awareness and concern:
The Clergy Project was made possible through a donation from The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. The Clergy Project seeks ongoing donations as it expands to meet the needs of this rapidly growing community.