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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 30, 2015

Youth Civic Engagement

by Willa Van Camp

International Youth Day is celebrated every year on August 12th. This day was designated in 1999 with the adoption of resolution 54/120 with the goal to highlight issues that young people are facing around the world. Every year as part of the International Youth Day there is a theme on which special focus is placed. The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is “Youth Civic Engagement”. This year’s campaign hopes to encourage youth to engage and participate in political and public life. The choice of the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” acknowledges ...

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October 15, 2012

The MDGs and World Poverty Day

End Poverty 2015 Millennium Campaign logoA one-day social media action for

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

#EndPoverty – 17 October, 2012

At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves - at the highest political level - to a set of eight time-bound targets to help fight extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. These targets came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.

Over the last decade, millions have overcome extreme poverty and attained better access to health care and education. Despite the significant progress, challenges remain. With just 3 years left till the MDG deadline, we have ...

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June 20, 2012

#WorldRefugeeDay Tweetathon: Wednesday, June 20th

@presbyun is participating. Will you

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provides aid to refugees and displaced persons on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

On Wednesday, June 20th from 9 am to 9 pm EST, Blue Key supporters are taking over Twitter once again to support refugees!

We want to encourage as many people as possible to take action on World Refugee Day — June 20th — to raise awareness for refugees.

The main ways anyone can get involved include:

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September 16, 2010

My resources and slides from Presbyterian Peacemaking Seminar

Bruce Reyes-Chow made a presentation on Social Media for Social Movements at the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. He has posted on his blog about the presentation. He writes: A few weeks ago I attended a...

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