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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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June 27, 2008

Roll Over, Beethoven?

He started with "What a Wonderful World" and closed with "Let There Be Peace on Earth." In between, jazz pianist Harry Pickens played, led singing, offered reflections and prayed with some 100 Presbyterian peacemakers. Harry provided the program for the...


June 27, 2008

Why Make the Effort to Get to Dinner?

They came on foot, by light rail and in taxi cabs. The timing was close -- the Peacemaking Program dinner and celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Commitment to Peacemaking lasted from right after the plenary ended until right...


June 26, 2008

Peacemaking GA Dinner

Check out the Presbyterian News Service story on the Peacemaking Program's dinner and the celebration of the Commitment to Peacemaking. More on GA will follow as time allows. The Peacemaking and International Issues Committee is currently scheduled to report on...


June 23, 2008

Violence continues in Zimbabwe

Ensuing violence in Zimbabwe has many calling for Zimbabwe to postpone elections that are scheduled for this Friday, June 27th. This is to be a run-off presidential election between opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change and...


June 22, 2008

The Moderator Is Elected

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, pastor of Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco, was elected moderator of the 218th General Assembly (2008) last night. Bruce, age 39, is a prolific blogger. Other candidates included the Rev. William "Bill" Teng of...

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