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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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May 31, 2008

International Peacemaker from Colombia

The Rev. Diego Higuita-Arango Unfortunately, when many Americans think of Colombia (PDF), two things come instantly to mind: coffee and cocaine. But Colombians would like Americans and the rest of the world to know that there is much, much more...

May 30, 2008

International Peacemaker from Mexico

The Rev. Pablo Feliciano-Cruz With immigration so much in the news these days, as well as talk of border fences, migrant workers, vigilante patrols and other related news, it’s easy to think that we may have a handle on our...

May 30, 2008

International Peacemaker from Portugal

Ms. Maria Eduarda Castanheira Until it joined the European Union in 1986, Portugal was considered one of the poorer nations of Europe. Since that time it has enjoyed a fair measure of prosperity and economic success coupled with a more...

May 30, 2008

New Treaty to Ban Cluster Bombs

Success in Dublin! 110 nations agreed to a groundbreaking and comprehensive new treaty to ban cluster bombs. Today's provisional text will be formally adopted on Friday. It will be open for signatures in Oslo in December. When the formal adoption...

May 29, 2008

International Peacemaker from India

There are several Reformed and other Christian denominations in India, which together include over 24 million Christians, or a little more than 2% of India’s population. Christianity is India’s third largest religion, after Hinduism and Islam. One of the Reformed...

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