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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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November 21, 2014

Orange Your Neighbourhood - End Violence against Women and Girls Now

Orange your neighborhoud banner

adapted from an email sent by UN Women's Civil Society Section.

November 25 is the International Day to End Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign! As you may know, this year’s UN celebrations will take place under the theme "Orange Your Neighbourhood - End Violence against Women and Girls Now". The initiative led by the Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign focuses on local actions towards ending violence against women and girls, while using orange as the uniting colour of all advocacy efforts.

As part of  the online campaign for the ...

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January 13, 2014

Presbyterian Mission Agency goes orange - how about you?

The Presbyterian Mission Agency will observe an Orange Dayon January 24 to witness and advocate for an end of violence against women and children. 

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December 24, 2013

UN Security Council acts to double UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan

The United Nations News Centre reports:

The Security Council today authorized almost doubling the United Nations peacekeeping force in strife-torn South Sudan to nearly 14,000 in the face of a rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis that has left hundreds of civilians dead and tens of thousands of others driven from their homes.

As requested by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Council unanimously approved a temporary increase in the strength of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to up to 12,500 military and 1,323 police from a current combined strength of some 7,000, through the transfer ...

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July 17, 2013

Pray for peace in Zimbabwe - Sunday, July 21

This call to prayer was originally posted on a World Mission Web page.

Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly, PC(USA)
Linda Valentine, Executive Director, General Assemly Mission Council, PC(USA)

We join with World Mission to invite Presbyterians in the United States to accompany our Zimbabwean sisters and brothers in praying for peace in before, during and after the July 31 elections.

Zimbabwe is preparing for national elections on July 31.  It will be the first national election since June 2008, when the campaign was marred by a sharp increase in political violence. The Zimbabwe Council ...

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July 1, 2011

Big Tent - Day 2 - looking ahead

Day 2 of the Big Tent, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathering in Indianapolis, will see Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations staff involved in several ways.

We will help lead a workshop on involvement in public life and advocacy. Our colleagues in the Office of Public Witness will be our partners in this effort.

We will lead a conversation on our ministry and help lead a conversation on Sudan.

Taking part in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference and the World Mission Matters Conference will fill our day.

Watch here and Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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May 6, 2011

Under the Big Tent

Join Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations staff under the Big Tent - June 30-July 2 in Indianapolis. Ryan will be taking part in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference. Mark will be with World Mission Matters. We will co-lead one of...

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October 30, 2009

Learning about Sudan in Maryville

In the Presbytery of East Tennessee, International Peacemaker the Rev. Orozu Lokine Daky, from Sudan, and Dr. Ingrid Reneau, a PC(USA) Mission Co-worker in South Sudan, offered workshops at the Global Voices Summit. This event was sponsored by the group,...

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October 11, 2009

On the road with International Peacemakers

Eleven International Peacemakers, church leaders from partner churches of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in other countries, recently traveled around the country telling about ministries of peace and justice in the name of Jesus Christ in their home countries. Five of...

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October 11, 2009

They knew the way to San Jose

On their visit to the Presbytery of San Jose, the Rev. Delia Leal and Ms. Tracey King spoke about issues of peace, justice, and mission in Guatemala in the name of Jesus Christ. Their visit included a presentation at a...

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