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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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May 30, 2009

Close the gun show loophole

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has introduced legislation, S. 843, which will close the gun show loophole so that individuals will not be able to exploit gun shows and similar events to buy and sell guns without criminal background checks. The...


May 30, 2009

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Environmental Ministry Office reopens

From the Presbyterian News Service: LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At the 218th General Assembly (2008), the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recognized and accepted the responsibility of restoring creation as a central concern of the church to be incorporated into its life and...


May 30, 2009

Torture Is a Moral Issue: Panel & Conference for People of Faith

All are invited to explore the question of torture as a moral issue in Palo Alto on the anniversary of the UN Convention against Torture. Torture is a Moral Issue Panel Friday, June 26, 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church,...


May 30, 2009

American leadership on Middle East peace

Has your Representative signed the Cohen-Boustany-Carnahan letter? This letter from Representatives to President Obama urges support of strong American leadership on Middle East peace. The sign on date has been extended to June 2. There are currently 63 signers. View...


May 29, 2009

Care for God's Creation

Find resources to observe World Environment Day. This day, intended to raise understanding of environmental issues and to empower people to act on behalf of a sustainable future, is June 5. Congregations can celebrate World Environment Day on June 7...

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