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Podcast: How Faith Holds Together a Troubled City

Detroit has a long history of powerful churches and clergy that has seen it through every generation over three centuries. Religion has permeated every facet of life there ranging from politics to industry and every ethnic group that has settled in the city has brought its own brand of faith with it.

Pastor Charles Adams, who has led Hartford Memorial Baptist Church since 1969 and is also a professor of ministry at Harvard Divinity School said the hard times Detroit is seeing now is all the more reason for Detroiters to seek solace in the church. For the faithful, he says, it is a place of empowerment where it can seldom be found elsewhere.

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