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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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Posts with tag: internally displaced persons

October 25, 2012

A revolutionary idea

Mamie Broadhurst and German Zarate“There is nothing more revolutionary than the idea ‘love your neighbor!’' Germán Zárate reminded the group who gathered at the Church Center for the United Nations on October 23, 2012. Germán, Director of the Diaconal of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia and the Rev. Mamie Broadhurst, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker in Colombia, spoke about the ministry of the church in Colombia.

The Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia, supported by U.S.-based partners, ministers to our sisters and brothers who have been displaced in Colombia. This ministry involves working to address the human rights crisis ...

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April 11, 2011

Building Sustainable Communities of Peace in Colombia

For over fifty years, the people of Colombia have endured violence that has displaced more than five million Colombians and driven another 500,000 from their country. Thousands more have died. Since 2000, the United States has provided Colombia over $7...

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April 7, 2010

Update on situation in Sudan

The Sudan Advocacy Action Forum has posted an update on the situation in Sudan. Topics include: US bid to rescue Sudan elections after withdrawals AU sends election monitors to Sudan Scott Gration: Options for South Sudan secession vote Khartoum re-arrests...

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June 15, 2009

Real People, Real Needs

This Saturday, June 20, is World Refugee Day. The theme for the day is "Real People, Real Needs." Events around the world will draw attention to the plight of millions of people uprooted by conflict and persecution. Presbyterians are among...

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May 14, 2009

Pakistan in turmoil

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is among the humanitarian groups responding to the current crisis in Pakistan. The BBC describes Pakistan as a country in turmoil. Pakistan's military has launched a military campaign against the Taleban. Reports indicate that hundreds of thousands...

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