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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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August 10, 2014

Emergency Children Sermon 8-18

Wash wash wash your hands:

Text:  Matthew 15:10-20

 

10Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 12Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?” 13He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one ...

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June 10, 2014

Letters from Camp

Ever wonder what that kid remembers from camp?  More to the point, what excites them enough to share with mom and dad?  Check out some actual letters from campers.

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March 22, 2013

Why Are We Losing Our Kids?

“Our kids are smart. They picked up on the message we unwittingly taught. If church is simply a place to learn life-application principals to achieve a better life in community… you don’t need a crucified Jesus for that.” --from website Marc5Solas

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January 15, 2013

Called to Spread Peace

With school and other mass shootings becoming more mainstream and less shocking, and with a nation debating gun ownership in a way we have not in a generation - how are we, as a people of faith, called to respond?

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March 15, 2012

La Oroya and Lead Contamination: Background

Join people of faith in Peru in an Interfaith Prayer Service and International Prayer Chain for the 11,000 lead-poisoned children of La Oroya. In preparation for this time of prayer next Thursday, March 22, learn more about what has led up to what  is happening in La Oroya

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March 8, 2012

Pray for Lead Poisoned Children

Join people of faith in Peru in praying for the 11,000 lead poisoned children of LaOroya.

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October 24, 2011

Happy Food Day!

Happy Food Day! At a time when childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood invites us to observe Food Day

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October 14, 2011

Pray for the Children of Our Hearts

Across the country today, faith communities of all kinds begin to observe the twentieth anniversary of the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths.  Focus your prayers today on the children of your heart.

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October 13, 2011

Pray for Children Who Are Malnourished

Leading up to the twentieth anniversary of the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths, focus your prayers today on malnourished children.

 

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October 12, 2011

Pray for Children and Public Education

Leading up to the twentieth anniversary of the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths, focus your prayers today on the 50 million children being served by our nation’s public education system.

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October 7, 2011

Pray for Children Living With Mental Illness

Leading up to the twentieth anniversary of the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths, focus your prayers today on the children and youth living with mental illness.

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June 21, 2011

Who Do THEY Say We Are?

As our sites branch out into being mission support centers, finding and engaging in the work of the greater Church outside, or in concert with the site based resources, they are running into many “ah ha’s” as well as many confused looks as to why camp and conference centers should or can be helpful in many areas of ministry.

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