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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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July 15, 2013

Request Your International Peacemaker Today

There is still time to request an International Peacemaker for September/October 2013 as the deadline has been extended. The Peacemakers' itineraries are filling up, so submit your request today.

International Peacemakers present a unique opportunity for the hosts who receive them, sharing their personal stories of God's work in places where cultural, religious and ethnic barriers often seem insurmountable. These stories can breathe life into our churches as they deepen our understanding of God's restorative work of reconciliation in the world. 

Rev. Wilfred Orr of Northern Ireland is still available from October 16-21.

Rev Wilfred Orr

In 2012, Wilfred was presented with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s honors list for “Service to Community Relations.” Throughout his time in Newtownbreda he has been a leading figure in the Ballynafeigh Clergy Fellowship and has worked tirelessly to promote both stronger ties between churches of all traditions in the district and between those from different cultural, social and political backgrounds. The proactive role played by the Ballynafeigh Clergy Fellowship is viewed as significant in contributing to this district remaining one of the areas in Northern Ireland most balanced between Protestant/Unionist and Catholic/Nationalist populations in spite of the polarizing impact of “The Troubles.”

For more information or to request a peacemaker, click here

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