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October 1, 2019

"Their leaders and members are surrounded by a menacing atmosphere of strict surveillance, tapping of telephone calls, telex services and correspondence in general."

So concluded an ecumenical delegation to Paraguay in 1988, describing the suffocation of civil society under the 34-year dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner. Within the year, Stroessner would be deposed in a coup and forced into exile in Brazil. The groups which brought the ecumenical delegation in -- the Comité de Iglesias para Ayudas de Emergencia (CIPAE), and the...

September 9, 2019

From the Papal encyclical Laudato Si, to the work of Fossil Free PC(USA) at the last General Assembly, to climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg sailing to New York, the costs and consequences of the global...

July 30, 2019

Your archivists have had an active spring -- serving researchers in Philadelphia, and documenting Presbyterians in person from Atlanta to Minneapolis. We're pleased to get to tell you more about our work.

During Holy Week, PHS's David Staniunas and Fred Tangeman were in Puerto Rico, collecting records, taking interviews, and worshipping and meeting with friends old and new. They brought back records of Iglesia Primera Presbiteriana (Rincon, P.R.) which was a winner of our Heritage Preservation Grant, visited IP La Marina...

May 23, 2019
Clockwise from top left: Janet Lowery and Elizabeth Wittrig; Charles Yerkes; Youngeun Koo; Clifton Kirkpatrick and Pope John Paul II.

A message of thanks from one of our constituents

The archivists...

May 12, 2019

On March 25th, the Charles H. Cook Memorial Building of the First Presbyterian Church of Sacaton, Arizona burned to the ground. Authorities of the Gila River Indian Community soon arrested three suspects for arson. For one church elder, the fire was a reminder of...

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