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What does it take to be a pastoral counselor? For certification, counselors must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, a minimum of three years in ministry with an active relationship to the local religious community, and at least 375 hours of pastoral counseling experience with 125 hours ofRead More →

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pastorally ˈpa-​st(ə-​)rə-​lē adverb. pastoralness noun. What is referred to by the word pastoral? pertaining to the country or to life in the country; rural; rustic. portraying or suggesting idyllically the life of shepherds or of the country, as a work of literature, art, or music: pastoral poetry; a pastoral symphony.Read More →

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Pastoral care involves the tending of the pastor to those within the same community of faith. Every aspect of a pastor’s interactions with the people in the pastor’s realm of influence is a part of pastoral care. Pastoral care is a type of pastoral ministry. What does pastoral mean inRead More →

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A pastoral society is a nomadic group of people who travel with a herd of domesticated animals, which they rely on for food. The word ‘pastoral’ comes from the Latin root word pastor, which means ‘shepherd. ‘ Someone living in a pastoral society is called a pastoralist. What is aRead More →

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They travel in bands in East Africa throughout the year and subsist almost entirely on the meat, blood, and milk of their herds. The patterns of pastoral nomadism are many, often depending on the type of livestock, the topography, and the climate. Where are nomadic herders common in? Nomadic HerdingRead More →

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Animals reared by nomadic pastoralists include sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys, camels, horses, reindeer, and llamas among others. Some of the countries where nomadic pastoralism is still practiced include Kenya, Iran, India, Somalia, Algeria, Nepal, Russia, and Afghanistan. Why is pastoral nomadism important? Nomadic pastoralism is of far greater importance toRead More →