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Civic service: should it follow the CoE, or the religious right?

By James Crabtree  

those kids in red jackets

Those kids in red jackets

Next month in Prospect we review Economist editor John Micklethwait’s new book about the rise of world religion, which reproduces a familiar argument that the success of faith in America owes much to the lack of an established church. Many churches, competitive with each other, win more converts. It was a thought, in a different context, brought up this morning at a breakfast seminar I went along to, jointly hosted by Demos and the Private Equity Foundation, on national civic service.


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