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Re: [HoB/D] Why hasn't ECUSA grown?



> Seems to me that the conservative churches where all the growth has occurred
> ought to be commended for actually making up for the decline in all the
> liberal parishes where the decline has occurred.

As in conservative dioceses like North Dakota, West Virginia, Fond du
Lac, and West Tennessee (all of which voted against consents to +NH
and against blessings)?

Here are the dioceses that shrank at least 10% in the Decade of
Evangelism:

1990    2000      Down         Rank by Size

3,067   2,761    -10.00%          94          Eastern Oregon
21,476 19,098    -11.10%          34          Rhode Island
50,331 44,123    -12.30%          8           Pennsylvania
2,144   1,872    -12.70%          98          North Dakota
1,920   1,655    -13.80%          99          Northern Michigan
8,279   7,020    -15.20%          82          Spokane
10,057  8,396    -16.50%          76          West Virginia
15,474 12,757    -17.60%          56          Western New York
53,550 44,036    -17.80%          9           Long Island
7,262   5,926    -18.40%          83          South Dakota
6,634   4,627    -30.30%          91          Fond du Lac
8,817   5,297    -39.90%          88          West Tennessee


See the full account in http://newark.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/grow_die.html

L., L2 Newark,




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