Religion: New Life Downtown

"ARE YOU ALL ALONE IN THE CITY? Everyone needs to 'belong.' . . . If you want to find the secret of escaping loneliness, the church can show you the most satisfying way never to be lonely again."

Thus began an advertising campaign for Cincinnati's Episcopal Christ Church designed to meet the crisis of the city church. For active church life has followed the shift to suburbia, leaving the smoke-blackened downtown edifices behind to minister to dwindling congregations. Last year Christ Church decided to buck the trend, put up a new $1,500,000 church on...