The decline in religious affiliation affects not just houses of worship but also religious nonprofits such as the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, a mobile rural health clinic.
Religion News Service
“Even though we’re a small percentage of the population, we have to be out here doing this work, which goes to the core of Islam,” said Imam Rafiq Mahdi.
Churches and other religious groups tutor kids, feed hungry people, shelter the homeless, and do a great deal of good, often under the radar. As religious groups shrink, those services could be lost.
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