More Evidence of Fading Faith

James A. Haught

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Some American cities are suffering a new problem: abandoned churches. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that officials in the City of Brotherly Love can’t cope with once-stately temples that “decay into neighborhood eyesores.”

“There are now so many shuttered houses of worship – at least 300 estimated across the Philadelphia region – that anxiety over what to do with them has spread beyond religious circles and into City Hall and suburban town councils,” the newspaper said.

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