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Room to grow

Arab-Americans find a welcoming place in the ELCA

On one Sunday this year, Arabic Community Christian Church baptized 14 people, ages 7 to 65. Not bad considering the Glendale, Calif., congregation baptized just three members the preceding year.

And Community isn't alone in its rapid rise in membership. The Arab and Middle Eastern population is one of the fastest growing segments in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


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