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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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October 29, 2013

Religious Freedom

Yesterday, I joined ecumenical colleagues from the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches at a special event hosted by the government of Canada looking at ways the United Nations can encourage and protect religious freedom around the world. Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt spoke of the importance of looking at the human right of freedom of religion or belief in concert with all other human rights.

Dr. Bielefeldt’s latest report examines religious freedom in 25 states.  The Special Rapportuer for freedom of religion or belief issues a report to the ...

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May 10, 2011

It is time for new models of mission with Indigenous peoples, says Canadian Cree pastor

The way the church has done mission with Indigenous peoples in the past has to change says Mary Fontaine, a Presbyterian pastor and member of the Cree nation in Canada. “I welcome the commitment of the World Communion of Reformed...

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May 6, 2010

Observers arrive in Philippines

The Philippine Election Observer Team reports that there will be over 80 observers of the elections in the Philippines from over ten countries. Most of the observers come from the United Sates and Canada. Other countries include Australia, New Zealand,...

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