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Christians lose ground, ‘nones’ soar in new portrait of US religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The United States is a significantly less Christian country than it was seven years ago. That’s the top finding — one that will ricochet through American faith, culture and politics — in the Pew Research Center’s newest report, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” released Tuesday (May 12). This trend “is big, it’s broad and it’s everywhere,” […]

Wisdom from Africa

By Bishop Michael J. Coyner, Special Contributor… We often note that our United Methodist Church is not growing in many places in the United States, but our United Methodist Church is growing in many parts of Africa.  This discrepancy leads to much self-recrimination among our American congregations and leaders.  Others offer various theories about why we […]

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