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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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December 31, 2008

Statement by church leaders in Jerusalem

On December 30, 2008, the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem issued a statement “on the current devastating situation in Gaza.” The statement “calls upon all officials of both parties to the conflict to return to their senses...


December 31, 2008

Presbyterian leaders speak to the situation in Gaza and Israel

The leaders of the Presbyterian Church have issued a brief statement on the violence in Gaza and Israel. December 30, 2008 Even as we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, we are anguished by stories of violence and...


December 30, 2008

For the People of Gaza

The United Nations reports that 320 people have died in Gaza since Saturday, December 27. In that same time period, the BBC cites Israeli sources indicating that 110 rockets have been fired into Israel resulting in the deaths of 2...


December 30, 2008

Act for Peace in Gaza

Violence continues in Gaza - the violence of Hamas rockets and the violence of the Israel Defense Forces and the violence of the blockade of Gaza. Inspired by the nonviolent Jesus, who is the Prince of Peace, Christians trust that...


December 28, 2008

Pray for Gaza

As rockets fly from Gaza As airplanes pound Gaza As the blockade tightens its noose on Gaza It is a time to pray for Palestinians to pray for Israelis to pray for victims of violence to pray for those who...

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