Ethics 1, #8

One of the main principles of ethics is to “do no harm”. Discuss the meaningof this principle as it applies to the clergy-lay relationship. (100 words minimum)

The meaning of the principle of “do no harm” as it applies to the clergy-lay relationship is to conduct clergical actions in a way that does not affect people negatively.   Essentially the work that we do should bring a positive experience to the folk and those that look to us for guidance and spiritual needs.  We as human beings, but more essentially as clergy , that are looked to for spiritual counsel are required to direct our correspondences with the folk in a way that does not bring about physical or mental harm to the folk in question. It is in this understanding that we can direct our action in a way that is ethical and beneficial.

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