Religion: Words & Works

¶The 166th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (northern) voted unanimous approval of a plan to unite its 2,581,580-member denomination with two other U.S. Presbyterian groups — the 718,791-member Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (southern) and the 2 2 2,201-member United Presbyterian Church of North America. Next steps in the merger: approval by two-thirds of the U.S.A. Presbyterians' 257 regional presbyteries, similar approval by the General Assemblies and presbyteries of the other two denominations.

¶The Long Run Association of Baptists (120 Baptist churches and missions near Louisville, Ky.) announced that...

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