WHEREAS The United Church of Canada has established Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice for Ministry Personnel; and
WHEREAS maintaining a BLog, or online journal, is becoming a common practice for ministry personnel; and
WHEREAS the established Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice for Ministry Personnel are silent on the practice of BLogging, and other online journaling; and
WHEREAS the practice of many employers is to set guidelines regarding Blogs and other online journals;
THEREFORE we propose that the Executive of General Council direct the appropriate body to include guidelines for maintaining a Blog, or other online contributions, within the Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice for Ministry Personnel.
AS I look at the source of this proposal and know what one of that area's big pieces of work over the last year has been I am guessing I know what brought this forward. ANd of course most ministry bloggers blog very appropriately. But it does make one wonder, what would a denomination consider ethical/non-ethical blogging? What is the role of blogging in ministry?
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