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Timeline Milestone

Virginia Becker Parks participates as a delegate at the Reuniting of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, June 10, 1983

Description

Virginia Becker Parks attended the Reuniting of the Presbyteiran Church in the United States at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The United Presbytieran Church in the United States of America became the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Additional History/Context

The University Presbyterian Church has a long history of participating in the higher bodies of the church. Presbyterians have been separated and reunited into various denominations over many social, political, and theological tensions throughout its history. This event was a huge step in reuniting the denominations, and in particular, healing the differences between North and South, resulting from the American Civil War.

Associated People

Virginia Becker Parks

Subjects

Reuniting of the Presbyterian Church in the United StatesPresbyterian Church (U.S.A.)World Congress Center (Atlanta, GA)ReunionsPresbyterian denominationsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865GeographyChurch historyChurch growthChurch participationConferences