About Clergy Support Network

This work first began in the early 1960s. Later, this ministry of outreach took the name Clergy Abuse: A Study on Nov. 20 1982 to better reflect the expanding focus of education and advocacy. It also put churches on warning that their treatment of their clergy is being monitored.

The study continues to keep a record of congregations and document how church courts can harm clergy. We document and monitor the incidence of what the literature calls “church fights.” We examine how conflict impacts the minister (or priest, rabbi etc). We also receive impact statements from family and friends if available.