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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.).

Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.

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November 26, 2012

Prime ministers

Rocky Walker preachingRocky Walker serves as the liaison between New York Theological Seminary where he is a student and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. In this role, he helps promote events happening in the faith-based NGO community at the UN to the seminary community.
On November 15, 2012, Rocky led the morning prayers at the Church Center for the United Nations. In his sermon, he reminded the listeners that we are all "Prime Ministers." Of course, Rocky meant this a little differently than our common understanding:

Now this title has actually been around for almost 400 yrs. In today's ...

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October 12, 2012

No child soldiers: more steps on the journey

Red Hands from West Virginia PresbyteryAs representatives of the Member States gathered for the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, several important events took place in the effort to create a world  where children are children not soldiers:

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June 6, 2012

Summer volunteers work on Red Hands


Sophie Beal and Elodie de Bethmann are summer volunteer interns at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.  This is their first week with us, their first blog with us, and their first time getting involved with Red Hands.  Below is the blog from Sophie and Elodie.

More photos are available on our Facebook Page.

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations has taken on two new volunteer interns for the summer. We are both excited to have this incredible opportunity to experience the ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Mission Council at the United Nations ...

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June 20, 2011

Medina + Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations + Jan Hus = The connectional church at work

youth doing activityIt is always fascinating to realize how connected the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is.

A June 16, 2011 article in the Presbyterian News Service relates the amazing ministry of Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

On June 14 and 15, 2011, a group of youth and adults from Medina Presbyterian Church in Medina, Ohio visited Jan Hus Presbyterian Church. They shared in the ministry and learned about the theology of the church that guides the ministry.

The Medina group was at Jan Hus, because they had asked the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations (where they visited for a ...

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