From Isolation to New Family

Editor’s Note: My Patheos Colleague, Catherine Dunphy, celebrates her first face-to-face meeting with her Clergy Project family member, Jerry Dewitt. I knew them before they knew each other, having interviewed them for the Dennett-LaScola study. Catherine contacted me directly after seeing our study and Jerry contacted me after hearing about the study and the newly [Read More…]

Louisiana Humanist Community – More Publicity and More Threats

Editor’s Note:  This update to a recent post reports on an additional anonymous threat to a new, growing humanist community led by a member of The Clergy Project.  We hope our next update will be good news only.  =============================== By Catherine Dunphy Last weekend Jerry DeWitt, Humanist Pastor of the Community Mission Chapel in Lake [Read More…]

From Secret Meetings to Public Events: It’s Good to be “Out”

On Sunday, June 15th, Jerry Dewitt and I had a reunion in Washington, DC that we never foresaw back when we first met.  That auspicious and surreptitious event took place in the summer of 2011, down in Lake Charles, Louisiana when Jerry took part in the Dennett-LaScola study of non-believing clergy.  Back then, Jerry was [Read More…]