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April 5, 2022
Still from a film featuring Texas-Mexican Presbytery's churches in central and east Texas in the 1940s. Courtesy of Texas Archive of the Moving Image. Source

This is the second blog in a two-part series of the Presbyterian Church in the...

January 26, 2022

Exploring the roots of the Presbyterian Church in the United States’ Texas-Mexican Presbytery (1908-1960) reveals the fatal errors that resulted in a fractured judicatory throughout the course of its history. In the first blog of this two-part series, we’ll follow the timeline of events outlined by R. Douglas...

October 28, 2021

As Presbyterian leaders renew their calls for an end to Israeli depredations against Palestinians, in Gaza, in Silwan, in Sheikh Jarrah, and elsewhere, let's sketch a handful of details from the lives of Presbyterian mission workers, diplomats, agronomists, teachers, and spies.

In 1948, Presbyterian Syria Mission chair W. G. Greenslade served as the conduit for individual and institutional donations for the relief of Palestinian refugees,...

May 16, 2018
We've recently processed and put into the hands of researchers RG 509, records of the United Mission in Iraq.
 
Though individual Protestant missionaries evangelized in Mosul and Kirkuk in the nineteenth century, coordinated American mission work flourished within the postwar British sphere of influence. In 1924 the Presbyterian...
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