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In religious organizations, the laity consists of all members who are not part of the clergy, usually including any non-ordained members of religious institutes, e.g. a nun or lay brother.

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Organizations relating to Laity

Oblates of Saint Benedict / Est. 1871
International Lutheran Layman\'s League / Adelaide, Australia / Est. 1917
Marianist Lay Communities / South Bend IN, USA / Est. 1993
Laïcité et humanisme en Afrique centrale / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1997
Union des Adoratrices du Très Saint-Sacrement / Rome, Italy / Est. 1937
Internationale Altkatholische Laienforum / Bern, Switzerland
Claretian Volunteers and Lay Missionaries / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1983
Lutheran Brethren International Mission / Fergus Falls MN, USA / Est. 1902
Institute for the Secularization of Islamic Society / Amherst NY, USA
AMECEA Pastoral Institute / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1967
Council for Secular Humanism / Amherst NY, USA / Est. 1980
Brethren Church - International Ministries / Ashland OH, USA / Est. 1891
Servantes du Sacerdoce / Est. 1946
MBMS International / Abbotsford BC, Canada
Brethren Volunteer Service / Elgin IL, USA / Est. 1948
Association débat croyants laïcs humanistes / Lisieux, France
Apostolic and Lay Cooperative Action in Latin America / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1957
Carmelite Third Order / Rome, Italy
Rissho Kosei-Kai / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1938
Don Bosco Volunteers / Rome, Italy / Est. 1917
Secular Organizations for Sobriety / Los Angeles CA, USA / Est. 1985
Italian Lay Centre for Missions / Milan, Italy / Est. 1954
Pan African Laity Coordination Board / Accra, Ghana / Est. 1971
Church of the Brethren / Elgin IL, USA / Est. 1708
Madonna House Apostolate / Combermere ON, Canada / Est. 1947

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World Problems relating to Laity

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Redundancy of workers

Action Strategies relating to Laity

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Releasing secular religious style
Taking catholic action
Revitalizing secular symbolic life
Secularizing politics
Lay preacher
Using secularization
Secularizing humanists
Developing progressive judaism

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