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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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September 26, 2012

A family's story from Syria

This story was provided by our partners in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon during their visit to New York and our ministry.

Mr. J. is in his sixties, has a wife and three children—one son and two daughters.  Mr. J. lost his work and his older daughter did as well. His wife and his younger daughter don’t work. He tells his story:

From the beginning of 2011 we are suffering this crisis and the violence. We were always waiting for this violence comes to its end, but things became worse.  Our house got bombed in ...

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August 1, 2012

Minnesota and Ghana: people on the road

by Elodie de Bethmann

Small group discussionOn Monday, July 30, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations had the pleasure of spending the day with members of The House of Hope Presbyterian Church of St. Paul, MN. The group joined us to learn more about human movement and related issues. We started the day with each seminar participant sharing her or his own family’s history of movement before being joined by our Ghanaian sisters and brothers from Trinity, Bethel, and Emmanuel Presbyterian Churches in New York.  In the afternoon, we listened to the Ghanaians’ stories and how issues of human movement ...

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December 25, 2009

Reflexion de Adviento - 25 de diciembre

Léase Juan 1: 1-14 "Y el Verbo se hizo carne y habitó entre nosotros". (Juan 1: 14a) Cuando comemos la cena de Navidad, nuestra familia se reúne alrededor de una gran mesa redonda de roble que ha estado en la...

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