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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 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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