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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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April 10, 2013

Earth Day Resources from the National Council of Churches

Check out the new resources you can adapt to programs for Earth Day or even for summer camp use.

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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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September 10, 2012

Camp Combats Challenge of Childhood Obesity

The following is taken from a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Overweight and obesity in children are significant public health problems in the United States. The number of adolescents who are overweight has tripled since 1980 and the prevalence among younger children has more than doubled. 

How does camp impact this epidemic?

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September 4, 2012

Increased Learning Enables More Effective Mission

It is evident that not only do a diversity of ministries respond to the important themes that orient the doing of mission, but also the different ways of learning and un-learning that are the result of living together, sharing and working together.

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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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