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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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July 8, 2013

Beauty and Decay

by Marissa Costello

“There can be no true beauty without decay.” I find this statement by Montague H. Withnail to be quite sad in that, this is our reality. Sometimes the most broken or unintentional creations have beauty.

Piece of Berlin Wall at UNWhen taking a tour around the United Nations I saw a fraction of the Berlin Wall that stood high in the garden by the East River. The exterior is covered in graffiti and numerous pieces of artwork.

The significance of this wall is immense. It separated families permanently and restricted travel until 1989. It means so much more than that. The fact ...

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August 2, 2011

Let the Bells of Peace Ring!

If you are in New York City on Friday, August 5, you are invited to participate in events remembering the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and working for a world free of nuclear weapons:

An interfaith service of remembrance at will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Church Center for the United Nations (44th and 1st) followed by a walk to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to ring the Peace bell at 7:15 p.m. along side our Japanese brothers and sisters in Japan  (8:15 a.m. Japanese time).

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August 4, 2008

Abolish Nuclear Weapons

On August 2, I was one of almost 50 participants in the Peace and Justice week at Ghost Ranch who journeyed to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to take part in the Sackcloth and Ashes vigil sponsored by Pax Christ, New...

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April 28, 2008

Save $100 - Offer Extended

Now you have until May 20 to save $100 when you register for this year's seminars at Ghost Ranch! In my opinion, any week at Ghost Ranch is a good week, but there are a couple of weeks that might...

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