A few months ago, members of Arch Street United Methodist Church and Germantown Mennonite Church got together to talk about race, justice, and the history of Philadelphia. Together we developed a public history tour and liturgy for the day before Easter - Saturday, April 15, 2017. Stay tuned for stories from today's event!
[This article also appears on the blog of the Germantown Mennonite Church.] It was fall of 1793 in Philadelphia. Yellow fever was spreading over the city. In a period of 100 days, 10% of the city's residents had died. The city was in a panic. Most governing officials left the city, including President George Washington. In the … Continue reading Richard Allen’s Struggle Against Fake News