Faith & Religion
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Way up north

Religion | With a history of injustice and a present full of extreme social pathologies, Native Alaskans are a broken people. Are they ready for gospel solutions?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

HUSLIA, KOBUK, and KOTZEBUE, Alaska—The sulfurous odor of striking matches and propane stoves triggers vivid memories for Carole Huntington. Those smells take the 72-year-old Alaska Native woman back to a shy little girl standing by the door of the local church kitchen. She was carrying a huge Pyrex bowl of fresh-picked blackberries, so she couldn’t knock or open the door.

One church lady saw young Carole loitering and snapped, “Don’t just stand there like a dummy!”

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Aid to orthodoxy

Religion | The faithful future of two major Protestant denominations may lie in Africa
by James Bruce
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

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Religion as an economic driver

Religion | New research indicates faith contributes big to the American economy
by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/14/16, 05:09 pm

WASHINGTON—Religion adds over a trillion dollars to the U.S. economy each year, more than the country’s 10 largest businesses combined, according to new research.

Georgetown University researcher Brian Grim revealed today that faith adds $1.2 trillion to the economy each year, based on the revenues from religious congregations, religious institutions, and faith-inspired businesses.

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