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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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July 30, 2008

What Are You Doing on August 2?

Actions opposing war with Iraq will take place on August 2 in New York and a number of other cities. We are invited to join existing events and plan our own. Do I believe there will be war with Iran?...


July 29, 2008

Summer 2008 Peace Notes

The Summer 2008 issue of Peace Notes (PDF) is available online. This issue includes material on Iraq, the food crisis, carbon offsets, the Peacemaking Program dinner at General Assembly, a travel/study seminar to Ethiopia and more. Note that the file...


July 28, 2008

Shock Doctrine

On my way to Ghost Ranch for a couple of weeks, I have picked up the book - The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. My interest in the book comes from Roberto Jordan's key note address at the Peacemaking Conference....


July 28, 2008

Contact House Candidates: Ban Cluster Bombs

Candidates for the U.S. House need to hear now that voters support a cluster bomb ban so that they will feel urgency to ban these indiscriminate weapons after the election. Please urge your House candidates to call for a ban...


July 25, 2008

A Right to Affordable Food

The Presbyterian News Service has posted Evan Silverstein's story on the presentation by Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute. Anuradha was the first keynoter at the Peacemaking Conference and talked about poverty, the food crisis, and the right to affordable...

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