Religion: Membership Losses

Dr. Henry K. Carroll of Plainfield, N. J., secretary of the continuation committee of the Interchurch Conference, last week bluntly described the present baleful condition of Protestant evangelical churches of the U. S. Those churches lost 500,000 members during 1926, he estimated. In 13 communions with total membership of 15,160,170, the losses aggregated 268,065. As the total membership of U. S. evangelical churches "is upward of 29,000,000, the total yearly loss, if other communions besides the 13 were included, would approximate about half a million."


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