01 November 2011

U.S. Hispanics Choose Churches Outside Catholicism

U.S. Hispanics Choose Churches Outside Catholicism, by Barbara Bradley Hagerty (NPR Morning Edition, 19 October 2011)

Excerpts:
As their numbers grow, Latinos are not only changing where and how they worship; they're also beginning to affect the larger Christian faith. You can see evidence of that in the Assemblies of God, once a historically white, suburban Pentecostal denomination. When you walk into the denomination's largest church, it's sensory overload: The auditorium is jam-packed with hundreds of Latino worshipers singing in Spanish, swaying and dancing.

In little more than a decade, New Life Covenant Church in Chicago has grown from 68 people to more than 4,000 members; it had to abandon its old building and meet in Clemente High School. When you include the other churches New Life has started, its membership comes to some 12,000 people.
Link: U.S. Hispanics Choose Churches Outside Catholicism



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