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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 31, 2011

UN seeks to aid civilians displaced from Abyei

As the days tick down until July 9, 2011 when South Sudan is scheduled to become independent, a variety of concerns appear. One focuses on Abyei - a region and a town on the border.

The United Nations News Centre notes that:

The disputed town of Abyei, which is contested by both north and south Sudan, was the scene of renewed violence last week, including looting and burning, following the takeover of the area by Sudanese Government forces.

Deadly clashes have claimed dozens of lives since the start of the year, when a referendum on Abyei’s status that was supposed ...


May 31, 2011

Concerns for Christians in Egypt

We are again saddened to hear of religious discrimination in Egypt.  Today, we read of the burning of Coptic Churches.  We read: "I am feeling threatened, as does my community. I don't feel safe as a Christian at home,” from a 25 year old pharmacist.

Since the riots in Egypt have started, we continue to see an increase in violence against the Christian minorities throughout the country.  To read about the most recent struggles, please click here.

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations continues to work with the United Nations community to promote religious freedoms around the world ...


May 31, 2011

Moving day

Today Swords into Plowshares moves to a new home: www.pcusa.org/swords-plowshares/. Please change your bookmark to www.pcusa.org/swords-plowshares/, and continue to seek peace and pursue justice in the global community with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and the Presbyterian Peacemaking...


May 31, 2011

A new beginning

Welcome to the new home for Swords into Plowshares!

We are glad you found us.

Please subscribe or bookmark www.pcusa.org/swords-plowshares/, and continue to seek peace and pursue justice in the global community with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program

All the previously posted material will be moved to this new address.

Thanks for coming along on the journey!


May 30, 2011

Attack on peacekeepers will not deter UN's work in Lebanon, says commander

Attack on peacekeepers will not deter UN's work in Lebanon, says commander.

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