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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 12, 2013

Three prayer concerns - June 12

Pray for the people of Syria, where by the end of the year, millions will have been forced to abandon their homes; becoming displaced persons or refugees without access to adequate shelter, food and water. Pray that the UN will receive the money it needs from its member countries to provide aid to suffering Syrians, and that peaceful resolutions to the conflict will soon be found

Pray for the people of Haiti, where the cholera continues, having caused the deaths of over eight thousand people and suffering of hundreds of thousands to date. Pray that the global community ...

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May 10, 2011

First-ever Congressional Hearing on Indigenous Peoples of Africa

WASHINGTON – On May 12, for the first time, the U.S. Congress will devote a hearing solely to Indigenous Peoples of Africa.* The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission will host the gathering, the second in its unprecedented series of hearings...

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February 25, 2011

What will I do?

Participants were asked to ponder "What will I do with what I have learned?" at the close of the Fab Five Seminar on climate change and its impacts at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Responses included: Push my...

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February 25, 2011

What did I learn?

Several times the question "What did I learn?" was posed to participants (young people and adults alike) in the Fab Five Seminar on climate change and its impacts at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. At the closing of...

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February 23, 2011

Fab Five - Day Two

How does climate change affect people in . . . Bangladesh . . . Nepal . . . the Sudan . . . and Vanuatu? What might the people there do to minimize its impact? What might the people of...

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May 30, 2010

The Word and the World: Psalm 8 and the Gulf Oil Spill

by Bruce Gillettte “Effective preaching, teaching, and personal witness require disciplined study of both the Bible and the contemporary world.” --from The Confession of 1967 of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Many people in our churches have been watching the news...

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April 19, 2010

Dry Land, Living Stones: Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:00am - 8:00pm Presbyterian United Nations Office 777 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor New York, NY Human beings face increasingly complex challenges as the world confronts issues like climate change, hunger and poverty, and conflict. This...

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January 26, 2010

Peacemaking in Congregations

Peacemaking in Congregations is one of the enewsletters published by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. It comes out about every other week and contains ideas for ways that congregations can implement the Commitment to Peacemaking. Subscribe online or by sending us...

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December 11, 2009

Report 1 from our folk in Copenhagen

Check out the first report on the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen written by Bill and Carol Somplatsky-Jarman, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) staff members who are attending the event. Thanks to the Environmental Ministries Office for posting their reports. They...

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December 6, 2009

Sound the bell, drums, gongs or conch shells

International leaders will meet in Copenhagen from December 7-18 to create a new international agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions that will replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. To show your support for climate justice, ring your...

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October 28, 2009

Take the Countdown to Copenhagen Pledge

Take the Countdown to Copenhagen Pledge - today! International leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen in December to create a new international agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions that will replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. These...

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September 16, 2009

Eco-Journey: A new blog

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Environmental Ministries Office has created a new blog: Eco-Journey. Recent posts focus on: Online Energy Star training opportunities - September 21 and 24 An opportunity to advocate with our Senators on climate change We welcome this...

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September 10, 2009

50 Ways to Help Save the Earth

50 Ways to Help Save the Earth:How You and Your Church Can Make a Difference This guide outlines ways that to address global warming, live as followers of Jesus, and renew connections with God’s creation and our sisters and brothers....

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May 29, 2009

Care for God's Creation

Find resources to observe World Environment Day. This day, intended to raise understanding of environmental issues and to empower people to act on behalf of a sustainable future, is June 5. Congregations can celebrate World Environment Day on June 7...

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April 21, 2009

Climate Change and Resource Wars

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. Celebrate the glorious gift of God’s Creation, and our responsibility to care for it by taking action on Earth Day. Contact your members of Congress to call for a national strategy to protect the...

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March 31, 2009

Global Food Crisis Fast: Climate Change and Water in Peru

Resources are available for the April fast related to the global food crisis. This fast will take place on April 3 to 5. The theme is climate change and water; the country focus is Peru. Join Presbyterians around the country...

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March 27, 2009

Vote Earth - With Your Light Switch

Your Light Switch is your Vote: Vote Earth Saturday, March 28, 8:30 - 9:30 pm (20:30 - 21:30) This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world's first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time...

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June 6, 2008

Help the Senate Talk about Climate Change

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program reports that a critical vote is scheduled for Friday on America's Climate Security Act. This bill addresses the impacts of global climate change and how to curb U.S. emissions. However, the debate on...

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