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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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July 1, 2013

Applications to Host International Peacemakers Extended Through July 15

Some of the 2012 International Peacemakers

 There is still time to submit an application to host one of the international peacemakers coming this Fall to itinerate across the PCUSA.  It is a great opportunity learn about efforts in places all over the world to prevent violence, transform conflict, address poverty and work for justice and peace for all of God's people.  The following peacemakers still have available dates:


IRAN - Mansour Khajehpour, contact the Peacemaking Program

NORTHERN IRELAND - Rev. Wilfred Orr, available October 16-21

BOLIVIA - Wilhelm Piérola Iturralde, available October 15-21

CARIBBEAN/JAMAICA -Rev. Nicole Ashwood (CANACOM), several dates ...

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August 2, 2010

Give thanks for Art Gish

I give thanks for the life and witness of long-time peacemaker Art Gish. I pray that God will comfort Peggy and all who grieve at Art's death. I had the privilege of meeting Art and Peggy several years ago when...

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March 20, 2010

Support Obama administration effort for peace between Israelis and Palestinians

Addressing the question of working for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the 218th General Assembly (2008) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) encouraged Presbyterians to "focus our energy on the United States government, demanding that it assume an intensive and unrelenting...

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