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Building a Church Without God Was Never Going to Be Easy

Secular organizers started their own congregations. But to succeed, they need to do a better job of imitating religion.

Photo: Bartosz Kwitkowski

By Faith Hill

When Justina Walford moved to New York City nine years ago, she’d never felt more alone. She’d left behind her Church, her God…




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