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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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November 28, 2008

Pray for the Little Town of Bethlehem . . .

. . . and the people of Israel and Palestine. As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas, we are invited to pray for justice, peace and security for Palestine and Israel - and to send a prayer or...


November 28, 2008

December Fast for Global Food Crisis

This month's fast to discern responses to the world food crisis falls on December 5 through 7. The theme focus is Agrofuels and the country focus is the United States and Guatemala.


November 22, 2008

Stand Up: Our Parents Are Passing

“Jean Louise, stand up. Your father is passing.” These few simple words from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are among the movie quotes I carry with me. Jean Louise (Scout) Finch is sitting with Rev. Sykes, an African-American minister, at the...


November 15, 2008

Jerusalem Women Speak

If you are in the Washington, DC area on November 23, you might want to check out the event Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision. The event will take place at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church from...


November 15, 2008

The Power of Forgiveness

Through seven dramatic stories, the documentary, The Power of Forgiveness, explores what faith traditions and health sciences teach and live about forgiveness. The film combines character-driven stories of dramatic transgressions with those of more commonplace annoyances, examining the role that...

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