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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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November 13, 2012

Some groups working on behalf of children: World Day of Prayer and Action for Children

World Day of Prayer and Action logoPresbyterian Mission Agency
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Office of Child Advocacy

Presbyterian Child Advocacy Network of PHEWA

Presbyterians in Covenant with Children

Presbyterian Kids4Kids - helping children act

A Vision for Children and the Church

United Nations

United Nations Children’s Day

Other Non-governmental Organizations

Children's Defense Fund

World Day of Prayer and Action for Children


Thanks to Sera Chung for working on this post.

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March 31, 2011

Red Hands in Fort Wayne

Sent from United Faith Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, IN to the Office of Child Advocacy (in August - we are behind but catching up!): Several weeks ago, our congregation signed "red hands" in support of the "No Child Soldiers"...

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July 23, 2010

Why should children not be soldiers?

This was a question posed at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium. Participants created red hands with answers - red hands that will be delivered to world leaders to call them to put an end to the practice of using children as...

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July 22, 2010

Almost two a minute

117 Red Hand cards were made today at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium - in one hour. That's almost two messages every minute to be sent to world leaders to tell them that children are children, not soldiers! Thanks to all...

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July 21, 2010

Red Hands at Triennium - Day 1

Over 250 participants in the Presbyterian Youth Triennium created Red Hands to carry the message to world leaders that children are children, not soldiers. Some amazing messages were written: Stop the use of child soldiers: what if it was your...

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July 20, 2010

I pray for peace in . . .

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, the Child Advocacy Office, and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program invited participants at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium to finish that simple statement by writing on a ribbon about eight inches in length and 5/8...

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July 19, 2010

Presbyterians Say No Child Soldiers

Follow the Presbyterian effort to end the use of child soldiers on Facebook. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, the Office of Child Advocacy, and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program have launched a new page to provide information and advocacy...

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May 19, 2010

Living the Believers’ Calling – no child soldiers!

Here's a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking: Hold a Red Hand Sunday to call for an end to the use of children as soldiers. Create red hand prints on paper or cloth (using finger paint, drawing an...

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