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The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment says its national clergy sabbatical program will continue for a sixth year in 2005. Recently the foundation announced 132 recipients, who will receive up to $45,000 each. The 2004 winners represented 23 Christian denominations in 37 states. In the National Clergy Renewal Program’s first five years, more than 600 pastors have earned time off to travel, study or refresh their ministries with the support of their congregations, which receive up to $15,000 to compensate for the pastor’s temporary absence.


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