Episcopalians: Poverty in the Pulpit

At a median salary of $6,000 a year, the nation's 10,000 Episcopal clergymen are poor in pocket—and a lot more. After an 18-month study of Episcopal training, a committee chaired by Harvard President Nathan M. Pusey last week reported that a third of Episcopal clergymen lack a complete three-year seminary education. More than 60% of Episcopal seminarians graduated from college with average grades of C or below. Of all Episcopal clergymen, more than 12% never graduated from college at all. Worse, said Pusey, seminary training itself is "dated" and often irrelevant to the church's mission in slums. Cash is...

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