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Jesus Is Alive in London

A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our May issue).
Jesus Is Alive in London
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UNITED KINGDOM: The Church of England’s steady slide to record-low attendance has long been cited to show Britain’s secularization. About 100 sanctuaries might even become “festival churches,” worshiping only on Christmas and Easter (as do many Brits). But an analysis by The Timesfound signs of life: For every Anglican church that closed in London since 2010, more than three Pentecostal churches opened (like the one pictured). The BBC’s head of religion noted that more religious literacy is needed to accommodate “more assertive” forms of faith. “Christianity may have been pronounced to be at death’s door...but now it’s firmly back in the public space.”

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