Religion: Words & Works

¶ In a special issue of its fortnightly Presbyterian Life, the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Northern) celebrated its 250th anniversary with an examination of one of its most phenomenal decades. From 1946 to 1956 the denomination has increased its membership 23% (to 2,736,241), increased its contributions 171% (total: $180,802,586) and built 550 new churches.

¶The doctor's waiting room in rural England is taking the place once occupied by the vicarage, says British Journalist Ronald Duncan in Punch. "As any doctor will now confirm, at least 20% of his patients are not suffering from any physical ailment whatever. These people go regularly...

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