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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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September 30, 2009

Call for strong U.S. leadership II

Churches for Middle East Peace offers an opportunity to join the call for strong U.S. leadership to achieve toward a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Prominent Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other leaders issued a statement on...


September 30, 2009

Respond to Ondoy

Financial gifts to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance will help our sisters and brothers in the Philippines whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm “Ketsana,” also known as “Ondoy,” This storm swept across metro Manila and parts of Central Luzon on...


September 30, 2009

Peace be with you

Here again is the video that promotes the Peacemaking Offering. A litany based on the video is available. Download Peace Be with You Litany [PDF]. It appears below the video. It may be adapted for use when the Peacemaking Offering...


September 29, 2009

World Communion Sunday, II

Here are two prayers for World Communion Sunday from the 2008 worship resource [PDF] provided by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. Prayer of the Day O God of majesty, as we gather today to worship you, disquiet us and your whole...


September 29, 2009

Operation Stand Down

Congregations use 25% of the Peacemaking Offering that they receive in peacemaking ministries of their choice. Recognizing that many veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan face tremendous problems re-entering American society, congregations are using their offering funds to...

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