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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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February 11, 2013

Swords into plowshares

by Sera Chung

Sculpture, the art of mass: the gathering of a presence, the light massiveness of its immanence, the curvature of space. Mass not as a mass but as density and as gravity, as a measure of presence.

The gathering of what is and remains dispersed, of what - at and in the origin, shattering it - pressed forward, dissipated, and dispersed, without there being any need for this violence or any salvation in speaking out against it. On the contrary, it is in seeking to absolve oneself from this violent birth that ruinous violence springs forth... Save that "safe" here ...

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April 18, 2011

Blessed are the peacemakers

How does the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations equip and inspire Presbyterians to make peace following Jesus? The Presbyterian Women of Monmouth Presbytery explored that question when then met on April 16 at the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury for...

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November 29, 2010

Advent Devotion - November 29, 2010

Scripture - Isaiah 1:10–20 “Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” (Isaiah...

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April 30, 2010

Living the Believers’ Calling – create a peace mural

Here's a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking: Create a peace mural. Hang a large piece of butcher paper, cloth, or poster board in a common space in the church building. Invite people to create a congregational vision...

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December 24, 2009

Reflexion de Adviento - 24 de diciembre

Léase Isaías 9:2-7 Un niño está por llegar. ¿Sabemos la maravilla de esas palabras? En medio de nuestro desierto, un niño esta por llegar, Y en sus manos puede sostener nuestros corazones, si se lo permitimos. En sus ojos podemos...

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October 12, 2009

Isaiah and the work of the United Nations

Check out the new study on the United Nations from The Thoughtful Christian. In three sessions, this group Bible study for adults discusses the biblical hope for peace among the nations in Isaiah and the work of the United Nations....

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