Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Black churches bucking the trend of decline

RELIGION NEWS
By Adelle M. Banks

A recent Pew Research Center survey found that Christians are losing their share of the U.S. population, dropping to 71 percent in 2014, down from 78 percent in 2007, with young people leading the exodus. But historically black denominations have bucked that trend, holding on to a steady percent of members during that same period. As significant, the share of millennial-generation African-Americans who affiliate with historically black churches is similar to that of older churchgoers. [link]