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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 13, 2014

Gail Carol Nelson - summer intern 2014

Gail Carol Nelson outside UNMy name is Gail Carol Nelson.  Four years ago I retired from the field of education, teaching and learning with students of all ages.  Last September, for the first time I began formal theological studies.  The gift of my ecumenical placement as an intern at the Presbyterian Ministry to the United Nations is associated with this ongoing education.   Beginning this summer, I hope to become more deeply aware of international efforts to bring reconciliation where there is presently conflict.  I would like very much to become part of that effort and part of the international community gathered to help shepherd true peace.  Standing beneath the deeply inscribed words of Isaiah 2:4 in Ralph Bunche Park, walking in the United Nations rose garden where thousands of roses are budding and in full bloom, listening for the sound of the Japanese Peace bell, I experienced deep appreciation of all the faithful ones from every place on earth who’ve gone before us, all those serving now and all those to come.  To be here even a little while is a great blessing.

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