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September 28, 2021
Between 1990 and 1997, white supremacists burned over 200 Black churches in the United States.
 
In response to this epidemic of hate-motivated arsons, the National Council of Churches (NCC) created the Burned Churches Project. Led by Rev. Dr. Mac Charles Jones, the General Secretary’s Associate for Racial Justice, the Burned Churches Project provided...
September 28, 2021
Hoapili-kane (1775-1840) and Hoapili-wahine (1777-1842), two of the first Hawaiians admitted to membership in the Congregational church. Portraits by missionary Clarissa Armstrong, 1837. Images courtesy of the Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

The Fall/Winter 2021 issue of The Journal of Presbyterian History is the second of two special issues 

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September 17, 2021
Hilltop view of Côtes-de-Fer after the passage of Hurricane Flora in 1963. The Disaster Team's tent unit can be seen to the left and the newly constructed housing units to the right. Many roofless dwellings can be seen throughout. [Pearl ID: islandora:179435]

On August 29th, we watched as Hurricane Ida made landfall near

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September 16, 2021
Cuban refugees get helping hand in Peru., 1981. [Pearl ID: islandora:148508]

In 2019, with grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, PHS digitized nearly 500 images from the RNS photograph collection all of which are now...

September 15, 2021

Last year, churches around the country provided hope during the Covid-19 pandemic by creating video sermons that were shared online. PHS documented this response by collecting the recorded Easter sermons of PC(USA) congregations and worshiping communities and preserving them in Pearl Digital Collections.

This year, we’ve created...

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