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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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August 31, 2009

Examine food sovereignty at home and abroad

This weekend is the September fast for the global food crisis. Presbyterians will come together during the weekend of September 4 through 6 to fast in recognition of food sovereignty. Use the September fast materials to examine food sovereignty, a...

August 31, 2009

National Health Care Sunday?

Writing for the blog, Homiletical Hot Tub, published by Lectionary Homiletics, the Rev. Dr. John Killinger proposes that Sunday, September 6 be observed as a National Health Care Sunday - a day on which preachers speak to the debate underway...

August 31, 2009

Honor the Native Americans in our midst

Native American Day is observed each year on the fall equinox — September 22 this year. The equinox marks harvest time for many Native tribes and is a time of celebration and preparation for winter. Use this opportunity to raise...

August 31, 2009

Respond to God's call to do justice

Celebrate Labor Day this year by examining the PC(USA)’s work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on the Campaign for Fair Food. Get resources for preaching and worship including lectionary commentary [PDF], a prayer of confession [PDF] and a prayer...

August 28, 2009

Christians in Iraq

The Obama Administration recently responded to the July 22 letter from Churches for Middle East Peace [PDF] to Secretary Clinton that expressed concern about the resurgence of violence in Iraq, particularly violence toward the vulnerable and ancient Christian community. The...

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