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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 26, 2009

Urge Obama administration efforts for peace in Israel and Palestine

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a long tradition of ministry in Israel and Palestine. This tradition has been expressed, and is currently expressed in a variety of ways including direct ministry, support for our church partners, and advocacy. The 218th...

February 26, 2009

Stop the war against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo

For ten years, the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) has been the world's deadliest killing ground as warfare and violence have ravaged the country. Amidst the tragedy, rape is systematically used as a weapon of war. And children are forced to...

February 25, 2009

To See and Be Seen in Colombia

The Colombia Accompaniment Program, a partnership of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, is entering its fifth year. The program arose from a request by our partner church, the Presbyterian Church of Colombia. Colombia has suffered four...

February 25, 2009

Lent 2009, Idea 1

This is cutting things a tad close - writing on the eve of Ash Wednesday about ideas for observing Lent. The Ecumenical Water Network invites us to make Lent a time to promote water justice and water as a human...

February 25, 2009

Pray for Peace

Three prayers appear this week on Spiritual Nurture for Peacemakers. There is a prayer for Sri Lanka by one of my colleagues who has family in that war-torn country; a prayer for Sudan in relation to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s...

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