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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, 2010

Pastoral Letter on Oil Spill

As the oil spill continues in the Gulf of Mexico and our prayers are with all those affected by the spill, Bruce Reyes-Chow, PC(USA) Moderator; Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly; and Linda Bryant Valentine, Executive Director of...


May 30, 2010

The Word and the World: Psalm 8 and the Gulf Oil Spill

by Bruce Gillettte “Effective preaching, teaching, and personal witness require disciplined study of both the Bible and the contemporary world.” --from The Confession of 1967 of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Many people in our churches have been watching the news...


May 30, 2010

Day 100

by Nancy Eng MacNeill After three months spent at Camp Capinpin, (in Tanay (town) in Rizal province) mostly in solitary confinement, Dr. Alexis Montes and his fellow detainees, known as the Morong 43 (2 doctors, 1 registered nurse, 2 midwives...


May 30, 2010

Pray for the people of Colombia

Pray for the people of Colombia as they participate in a presidential election today. May this election move the country and the people closer to the time when justice is done, violence ceases, and peace prevails.


May 28, 2010

NRCAT and Torture Awareness Month

The National Religious Campaign against Torture provides several ideas for how congregations could observe Torture Awareness Month this June. Find statements of the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) about stopping torture.

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