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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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June 13, 2014

Freedom Summer

by Max Hill

On Monday, June 9, I had the opportunity to attend an event at West Park Presbyterian Church called Freedom Summer: The Next Generation. This event focused on the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Andrew Goodman and others who were killed for trying to register African-Americans to vote in the summer of 1964. The service included some fantastic (and fun) music, as well as an introduction from the Rev. Dr. Robert L. Brashear, Pastor of West Park Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. delivered a keynote address. This focused on the fact ...

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May 20, 2014

Neighbor and Neighborhood: A dialogue of the Sikh Coalition and the PC(USA)

The Sikh Coalition, Presbyterian Men in the Presbytery of New York City, the Church of the Covenant, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, West-Park Presbyterian Church, the Committee on Witness to Society and the World in the Presbytery of New York City, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Interfaith Relations and Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations joined in a unique partnership to offer three dialogue events over the weekend of February 1 and 2, marking World Interfaith Harmony Week. The Sikh Coalition created a video about the dialogue experience:

 

Contact Christine Hong if you would like information about hosting a ...

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April 27, 2014

Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 11 is designated as Holocaust Remembrance Day by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Here is a litany of lighting candles for this day. May we remember.The Lighting of Memorial Candles One: We light candles in memory of those who were...

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March 14, 2014

Trust in the Lord, First Chinese Presbyterian Church

by Carolyn Diener

On Sunday, March 9 my husband Tom, who has accompanied me to New York for the Commission on the Status of Women, and I were privileged to attend the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City for their 11:00am service.  This visit came about because of my Presbyterian sister Peng Leong who is a member and Commissioned Ruling Elder at First Chinese Presbyterian Church. Peng was my partner for the Presbyterian orientation and she issued the invitation.  We drove to the church at 61 Henry Street in Chinatown. Since parking is at a premium, Peng ...

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January 31, 2014

An invitation to dialogues in New York between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Sikh Coalition

Mark Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations offers an invitation to dialogues between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Sikh Coalition to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week. The dialogues are sponsored by the Sikh Coalition, the Presbyterian Church's Office of Interfaith Relations, the Committee on Witness to Society and the World of the Presbytery of New York City, Presbyterian Men in the Presbytery of New York City, the Church of the Covenant, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, West-Park Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

Thanks to Esther Lee for the video ...

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