Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) blogs

Swords into plowshares

Subscribe to this blog feed icon

About this blog

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.

Recent posts

Categories

Archives


See all PC(USA) Blogs

PC(USA) Home

Posts with tag: service

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 ...

Read more


July 18, 2012

Every Day a Mandela Day

by Elodie de Bethmann

Today is the Nelson Mandela International Day, which the United Nations honored by holding an Informal Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. The gathering was both a celebration of Mandela’s 94th Birthday and a commemoration of his long-time commitment to serving humanity. In observation of this day, individuals are urged to spend 67 minutes (1 minute for each year of his service) helping others, through various forms of community service. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, in light of Mandela’s great work, is for us to better serve the world: “take action, inspire ...

Read more


July 11, 2012

Nelson Mandela International Day: Take Action! Inspire Change

Nelson Mandela International Day LogoOn 18 July, you are invited to give 67 minutes to help others as a way to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day.

This year brings Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday. To mark the occasion, the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others.

For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

Find 67 ideas for marking Nelson Mandela International Day. You can ...

Read more


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?

Read more