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September 17, 2021
Hilltop view of Côtes-de-Fer after the passage of Hurricane Flora in 1963. The Disaster Team's tent unit can be seen to the left and the newly constructed housing units to the right. Many roofless dwellings can be seen throughout. [Pearl ID: islandora:179435]

On August 29th, we watched as Hurricane Ida made landfall near

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September 16, 2021
Cuban refugees get helping hand in Peru., 1981. [Pearl ID: islandora:148508]

In 2019, with grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, PHS digitized nearly 500 images from the RNS photograph collection all of which are now...

July 26, 2021

The Church World Service Records have been processed as Record Group 529 and the guide to the records is now available: https://www.history.pcusa.org/collections/research-tools/guides-archival-collections/rg-529

In 1946, seventeen denominations formed Church World Service (CWS) as a relief agency. Churches throughout the United States provided over 11 million pounds of food and medical supplies to communities in...

July 26, 2021

In June 1996, the Rev. Dr. Mac Charles Jones led 38 pastors to Washington DC. These pastors had all served church buildings that were burned by white supremacists. For two days, the pastors met with the President of the United States, the attorney general, and members of Congress to share how the fires impacted their church communities and the racism they experienced in the aftermath of the arson. The pastors sharing their stories led to the creation of the...

March 15, 2021

In 1946, seventeen denominations formed Church World Service (CWS) as a relief agency. Churches throughout the United States provided over 11 million pounds of food and medical supplies to communities in Europe and Asia that were affected by World War II. In the next two decades, CWS expanded its work into Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and the mission of the organization shifted from providing immediate disaster relief to creating long-term development projects in partnership with local communities. CWS also began to work in...

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