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October 19, 2018
Human Sexuality Committee at the 203rd General Assembly, Baltimore, MD, 1991. View the new Pearl collection on LGBTQIA+ history.

October is LGBT History Month, a fitting time for PHS to announce the public phase of our Pam Byers Memorial Collecting Initiative. Financial support for the...

October 18, 2018
Task force hearing in Philadelphia, June 1977. Image taken from the Presbyterian Charismatic Communion Newsletter, no. 47 (March-April 1978), pg. 1. [Pearl ID: 141050]

In the mid-1970s, the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA) received a flurry of questions concerning homosexuality. Bill Silver, an openly...

January 17, 2018

--by Beth S. Hessel, Executive Director

PHS is pleased to have recently received the papers of Jack Rogers (1934-2016), an influential pastor and educator who served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in many leadership roles, including moderator of the 213th General Assembly in 2001.

We obtained Rev. Rogers’ papers thanks to the faithful concern of his close friends and family—especially his wife, Dr. Sharon Rogers—...

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