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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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March 26, 2013

Young Adult Eco-Stewards Program Applications Due

Is God calling you or someone you know to care for the environment?Now is the time to apply for the 2013 Eco-Stewards Program!

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January 31, 2013

Lenten Resource on Eco-Justice

Check out this resource for Lent 2013.  It's a well laid out resource to focus Lent around environmental issues and God's call.

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September 24, 2012

Great Opportunity in Energy Corps Internship

Here's a wonderful opportunity for a young adult to make an impact in energy conservation and eco-stewardship and learn huge skills in the process!

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September 6, 2012

A Holistic Understanding of Effective Mission

Rebecca Barnes-Davies, PC(USA) Associate for Environmental Ministries, offers up some helpful resources on ways in which environmental degradation impacts women and children, poverty, and increased violence in communities.

In 1990, the PC(USA) adopted a policy that emphasizes justice, sufficiency, and sustainability priniciples. It can be read here.

Resource on children's health and the environment: Read more.

Resources from the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Programs

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August 29, 2012

Environmental Grant Available

Funding new and expanding missions can always be a challenge.  Here is an opportunity you may be interested in pursuing.  Be careful - the deadline is Sept 19, 2012.

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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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December 21, 2011

Eco-Stewards Program 2012

Don't miss out!  Sign up or encourage others to sign up today!

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August 2, 2011

Another Blog from the Eco-Stewards

Eco-Steward Gerard Miller studied modern languages, linguistics and intercultural communication at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He is working this summer as an intern at Greenwood Farm in Hardin, Montana. Here he reflects on a day from our June Eco-Stewards Program. Looking back on our week of active learning in Eastern Montana, the one thing [...]

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July 26, 2011

Another Blog from the Eco-Stewards

There is another new blog post on the Eco-Stewards Program blog from Eco-Steward Andrew Fultz-Morrison, who is interning this summer at Krislund Camp in Pennsylvania.  In the post Andrew reflects on events from the Eco-Stewards weeklong program in Montana as well as his internship at Krislund.  

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April 22, 2011

Context Links for April 22

Here are this week’s links. Grace and peace to everyone on this Easter weekend.

Giving Trends

A new survey on congregational giving. Developing trends include members being able to make contributions with credit cards at a kiosk in the church, allowing them to designate giving.

Is church giving rebounding?

Personal Finance at Church

Programs helping people manage personal finances is becoming a popular congregational ministry. The author of the article is probably a little cynical but the article is still informative.

Why churches are a hotbed for finance education

Clergy Communities of Practice

A piece at the Faith and ...

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