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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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September 6, 2011

Children's Books at Huguenot Memorial Church

I have always liked books; I was an English major in college. Children's books have held a special appeal to me. Books written for children can be amazing: in words and images they may carry profound truth. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program makes good use of children's books. Intergenerational conferences often included a time of bed-time stories in which staff read books of peace and justice.

Why this focus on children's books?

Picture of children's booksOn Friday, September 2, I visited Huguenot Memorial Church (Presbyterian) in Pelham, New York. We were planning a seminar for the church at the Presbyterian Ministry ...

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April 14, 2011

Our biggest seminar . . .

. . . at least since October 2010 . . . took place on April 11, 2011. On the side of the bus, we read that it was from Passaic, New Jersey. The Rev. Vicky Ney, pastor of Springfield Presbyterian...

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April 4, 2011

The Principles and Practices of Forgiveness

How does repentance lead to forgiveness and reconciliation and the future in public life? How do we learn to love a country enough that we remember its misdeeds? What can other countries learn from the South African experience of the...

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March 18, 2011

State of Food and Agriculture: 2010

This week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its 2010-2011 State of Food and Agriculture Report. I had the opportunity to attend the release of this report in New York at the United Nations, hosted by His...

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September 5, 2010

Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent Conflict

From the United States Institute of Peace comes an announcement about a new course, Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent Conflict: October 19, 2010 - December 9, 2010 An in-depth and multi-disciplinary perspective on civilian-based movements and campaigns to...

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