At the end of Women’s History Month, PHS is celebrating the illustrious career and legacy of Dr. Edith Millican, a Presbyterian medical missionary who dedicated her life to serving those in need—both at home and abroad.
With the one hundred year anniversary of the March 1st Movement celebrated this year, PHS is reflecting on the lives of two notable missionary families in early twentieth century Korea: the Adams family and the Baird family.
A story from the records of a missionary family in northwestern Iran serves as a reminder of the fraught dynamics of class and ethnicity in the nineteenth century mission encounter.
The daughter of Kasha and Shawa Oshana, Shushan Oshana Wright grew up in the mountains of Kurdistan. Her parents, Nestorians who converted to Evangelical Christianity in the 1840s, worked with Protestant missionaries among the Nestorian community. In her young adulthood, Oshana Wright spent time in the United States receiving training at Ferndale Seminary in Norwalk, Connecticut before returning to Iran....