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Coffee & Theology (Hybrid)
April 30, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Topic of the Day: Americans in Iran – 150 years of History
Americans in Iran – 150 years of History
As a result of the Second Great Awakening, Americans began arriving in Iran in 1833 for mission work. Over the next hundred years, the words Presbyterian and American were synonymous as Presbyterians were the only American presence there. How did those missionaries live out the gospel in a country that is 99% Muslim and what historical events, beginning in the 1950s, led to their final departure in 1980. FPCNYC member Noushin Framke who is originally from Iran and attended a Presbyterian mission school there will take us through this history using many archival photographs.
Noushin Framke is a Presbyterian elder, writer and editor who served eight years as an elected member of REAC, Racial Equity Advocacy Committee, a permanent committee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She has also served six years on MRTI, the Presbyterian Church’s committee on investment policy and corporate engagement. Noushin is currently a member of GACEIR, the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, and also serves as a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board of Presbyterian Women.