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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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June 27, 2013

Acting on our Responsibility on Nelson Mandela Day

Mandela Day logby Grace Bickers

On July 18 communities and organizations around the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day in order to “take action and inspire change” through “service to one’s fellow human.” Sharing the date of Mandela’s birthday, the day commemorates his over 67 years spent fighting for human rights by taking seriously his charge for a new generation of leaders to take responsibility for making the world a better place. Volunteers participate in locally-organized activities for 67 minutes, showing that small actions can be the first steps to making a meaningful difference.

Nelson Mandela Day began after ...

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July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela

Today is Nelson Mandela's birthday!

Thanks be to God for his life, witness, and service.

Nelson Mandela International Day

Take Action! Inspire Change (from the UN)

Mandela Turns 93, World Called to Serve (from The Christian Post)

How will you observe the day?

How will you make every day a Mandela Day?

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May 3, 2011

Big Tent to stay in Indianapolis

Learn more about the Peacemaking Conference and Pre-Conference at the Big Tent From the Presbyterian News Service: Location finalized after examination of new Indiana immigration bill LOUISVILLE—The Big Tent will be pitched in Indianapolis. The decision to keep the Big...

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April 8, 2011

Big Tent Development

Register now for the Peacemaking Conference at the Big Tent! Download a registration form. Growing Christ's Peace And a harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace June 30- July 2, 2011- Indianapolis, Indiana The Peacemaking...

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April 8, 2011

Growing Christ's Peace

Register now for the Peacemaking Conference at the Big Tent! Download a registration form. Growing Christ's Peace And a harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace June 30- July 2, 2011- Indianapolis, Indiana The Peacemaking...

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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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