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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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November 27, 2012

Opposing violence against women - a prayer

This prayer of the day for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was composed by The Rev. Sarah Henkel and offered at the White Plains Presbyterian Church. It originally appeared on Pastor Jeff's Blog.

It is reprinted here with permission and in the hope that others will use or adapt the prayer as we work for an end to violence against women.

Creator God,

You are God of hope and new life; God of healing and restoration.  You are the beginning and the end, the One who walks with us through all of life and for ...

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May 11, 2010

Living the Believers’ Calling – throw a party!

Here's a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking: Have a peacemaking party with cake, streamers, and games. Decorate the party space with signs and pictures celebrating different milestones and achievements in the congregation's peacemaking ministries. Thirty years ago...

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