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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.).

Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.

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February 29, 2008

Malawi: The Arrival

We reached the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg around 9:00 AM. After checking in, we made our way to the gate for our South Africa Airways flight to Lilongwe, Malawi. For many in the group, this is their first...

February 29, 2008

South Africa: Connecting Pain

Joy Gaska, Guest Author A question I struggled with last night was: "How has your pain connected with the pain you have witnessed". As I reflect on that question what I struggle with is the world that I was born...

February 29, 2008

South Africa: Possibilities for Ministry

How can we support the sisters and brothers in Christ, the programs, and the churches that we have met? How can we encourage Presbyterians individually and collectively to engage in ministries that respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic? These are questions...

February 29, 2008

South Africa: That I Will Be Able to Continue This Work

For seven months, the Rev. Buhle Mpofu has served as the HIV and AIDS Coordinator for the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa (UPCSA). The church has identified addressing HIV and AIDS one of its three mission priorities. The HIV...

February 29, 2008

South Africa: That They Will Have Strength

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church in South Africa (EPCSA), formerly known as the Tsonga Presbyterian Church, resulted from work of the Swiss Mission in South Africa that began in the Northern Transvaal in 1875. Today the Rev. Esther Maringa serves as...

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