Religion: Presbyterian Troubles

On other matters the Presbyterian General Assembly heard some gloomy, some heartening statistics:

>Since 1929 there has been a net gain of only 9,000 Presbyterians; congregations have had to put six members on the suspended list for every seven received.

> Church debts, however, have been reduced by over $6,000,000 in the last four years, now total about $21,000,000.

> Presbyterian foreign missions have been hard hit—307 missionaries are in Jap-controlled areas. But the Assembly voted to recruit 500 new missionaries to send to areas now war-blocked the moment peace comes. Meanwhile Presbyterians are doing more in Latin America.

> Presbyterian ministers are...

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