Canadians returning to church

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    Canadians returning to church, says sociologist

    TORONTO (CP) - More Canadians, especially young people, are sitting in church pews these days, says Reginald Bibby, one of Canada's best-known pollsters on religion. And all the groups from Protestant to Roman Catholic to non-traditional are showing "important signs of new life."

    Attendance is up by as much as "four or five percentage points" since the late 1990s, says the University of Lethbridge sociologist who has just published a new book, Restless Churches, in which he argues his case through a blizzard of statistics. "What we're looking at is fairly modest stuff. But it's consistent."

    http://www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=canada_home&articleID=1803618
     

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