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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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October 29, 2008

Freed Pastor

"My day of freedom is very important for me and my family because there is one less spouse torn away from his or her partner in life and love by the government's counterinsurgency operation." So begins a letter to the...


October 28, 2008

Lift Every Voice: Democracy, Voting Rights, and Electoral Reform

This report, approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recommends ways to strengthen "small d" democratic promise and practice in the political life of the United States based on principles of Reformed Christianity. Presbyterian political...


October 27, 2008

Global Food Crisis Fast - November 2008

Presbyterians around the country are engaging in monthly 40-hour fasts to help discern responses to the Global Food Crisis. The fasts typically take place on the first weekend of every month, beginning on Friday evening and ending with Communion or...


October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday United Nations

Today, October 24 is United Nations Day. The Better World Campaign reminds us that, despite its challenges, flaw, and shortcomings, the United Nations plays a significant role in the lives of people around the world. Often the shortcomings are highlighted...


October 23, 2008

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Halloween has a very unique connection to the Presbyterian Church (USA). No, it has nothing to do with witches, ghoulish characters, or candy. It has to do with UNICEF! In 1950, just after World War II the Reverend Clyde Allison,...

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