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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.).

Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.

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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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