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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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January 31, 2009

Executive Order on Torture

On Thursday, January 22, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order that stops the CIA’s abuse of detainees, closes U.S. secret prisons, ends rendition for torture, and provides the International Committee of the Red Cross with access to U.S.-held detainees....


January 30, 2009

2009 Peacemaking Conference Registration

REGISTER NOW! The 2009 Peacemaking Conference will be part of the Big Tent - a first-of-its-kind Presbyterian event taking place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, GA on June 11-13, 2009. Registration materials are now available. “And the Word...


January 29, 2009

Human Rights in the Philippines

The 218th General Assembly (2008) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted a resolution expressing concern for human rights violations in the Philippines. The Assembly voted to direct “the appropriate agencies within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to advocate that the United...


January 24, 2009

Letter to Secretary of State Clinton On Behalf of Gaza

A group of seven members of the United States House of Representatives have organized a letter to Secretary of State Clinton expressing “deep concern for the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and to request immediate action by the United...


January 24, 2009

February Fast on Food Crisis

Join Presbyterians and others around the country and across the world, in this church-wide fast on the global food crisis. Materials are available for the February (Jan. 30-Feb. 1) fast. The focus for February is Food Demand and the featured...

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