Religion: Group Life

For almost five years the northern Presbyterians (membership: 2,500,000) have been trying to build their new fortnightly Presbyterian Life into a journal of wide church appeal. With a $160,000 annual subsidy from church funds, the editors turned out a newsy, well-written publication which manages to cover developments inside the church without neglecting issues of broader Christian interest, e.g., the Point Four program, the problems of church-state relationships, the persecution of Protestants in Colombia. Until two years ago, however, circulation hung around the 80,000 mark, about par for a religious paper in the U.S. but scarcely what its founders had hoped for.


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