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Annoying or Uplifting? Ghana Divided Over Raucous Churches

Organs blare, tambourines jangle and voices rise in song. The sounds of charismatic evangelical Christian churches are common in Ghana’s towns and cities, where religion plays an important role in public life. The music usually sounds on Sunday mornings, but many churches hold services several times a week. Some say it’s too much. In suburbs of the capital Accra, neighbors and local lawmakers say raucous, all-night church services have become too noisy to tolerate. Sam Atukwei...

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