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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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June 30, 2009

Prayers for Iraq

This day when U.S. combat troops withdraw from Iraqi cities and towns is a day of remembrance and reflection - a day to look to what has been and to ponder what may be. For this day, find prayers from...

June 27, 2009

Urge Senators to Cosponsor the Congo Conflict Minerals Act

What is the problem? Demand for minerals found in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo and used in everyday electronics products help finance armed groups who engage in violent struggle. The minerals in question are cassiterite (tin...

June 27, 2009

Conflict minerals - Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo In January 2008, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) reported that almost five and a half million people have died as a result of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since...

June 25, 2009

Videotape interrogations - stop torture

The National Religious Coalition against Torture and No2Torture (a grassroots Presbyterian organization) urge people to call our Representatives asking them to support an amendment that would require the Department of Defense to videotape interrogations of detainees in its custody. Rep....

June 24, 2009

The Green Bible

Check out The Green Bible. Writing for The River Journal, Gary Payton notes that The Green Bible is "a new imprint of the New Revised Standard Version. Old and New Testament verses dealing with God’s creation (the earth, sea, and...

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