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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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June 30, 2010

Truth Commission on Conscience and War: Testimony

On March 21-22, 2010, the Truth Commission on Conscience and War explored the concept of "selective Conscientious Objection," the objection to participation in a particular war based on just war principles. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has supported selective Conscientious Objection...


June 28, 2010

Knitting lounge at 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29) Abiquiu, NM Register now! Seminar participants can make peace by responding to a need in the Abiquiu community. Come and bring...


June 27, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar - peacemaking through worship

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 Abiquiu, NM Register now! Our peacemaking efforts are rooted in our faith. Through worship, community is built and we are strengthened to act with compassion,...


June 27, 2010

A Civil Tongue: A prayer for the Presbyterian General Assembly

With thanks to our colleague, the Rev. Jose Luis Casal, General Missioner, Tres Rios Presbytery, Midland Texas who wrote this prayer for the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) - a prayer that is applicable in many different...


June 27, 2010

The Wounds of War: The Church as a Healing Community

Presbyterians observe June 27 as Disability Access/Inclusion Sunday. Presbyterians for Disability Concerns have chosen to focus on "The Wounds of War: The Church as a Healing Community." They have produced resources to help the church be a community of healing...

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