At a time when many Christian denominations are experiencing declines in membership in the US, one sect’s numbers have continued to grow: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon church.
Granted, the rate of growth has slowed in recent decades, recently hitting its lowest level in more than 70 years. But the steady increase still marks a significant contrast to many other denominations, as fewer and fewer Americans choose to identify with an organized religion.
The first Mormon Temple in Connecticut, set to open this week, is the latest reflection of expansion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is only the second in New England, joining one in the suburbs of Boston.
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