2636-Religious professionals

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Religious professionals
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Job Description: 
Religious professionals function as perpetuators of sacred traditions, practices and beliefs. They conduct religious services, celebrate or administer the rites of a religious faith or denomination, provide spiritual and moral guidance and perform other functions associated with the practice of a religion.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) perpetuating sacred traditions, practices and beliefs
  • (b) conducting religious services, rites and ceremonies
  • (c) undertaking various administrative and social duties, including participating in committees and meetings of religious organizations
  • (d) providing spiritual and moral guidance in accordance with the religion professed
  • (e) propagating religious doctrines in own country or abroad
  • (f) preparing religious sermons and preachings
  • (g) developing and directing study courses and religious education programmes
  • (h) counselling individuals regarding interpersonal, health, financial, and religious problems
  • (i) scheduling and participating in special events such as camps, conferences, seminars, and retreats.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Bonze
- Imam
- Minister, religion
- Poojari
- Priest
- Rabbi


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Lay preacher - 3413
- Monk - 3413
- Nun - 3413

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