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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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December 9, 2013

A counter voice of hope

by Esther Lee

Jo Ella Holman speaking at the briefingOn November 22, I had the privilege of meeting Jo Ella Holman, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Regional Liaison for the Caribbean, and learning about the current events in the region. She discussed happenings in the Caribbean and church’s ecumenical efforts to improve welfare.

In the beginning of her briefing, Jo Ella asked the attendees our immediate thoughts associated with the word “Caribbean”. The responses included natural disasters, African Diaspora, and corruption. The unsettling words came with shared aching hearts for the region’s history. A regrettable reality of the region that stood out to ...

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July 10, 2013

A prayer for those in the path of Tropical Storm Chantel

Dear God, we pray for our brothers and sisters who wait and watch the approach of Tropical Storm Chantel in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and all places in the storm's path. As they prepare for yet another tropical storm, many fear for their lives, homes, farms, and villages. Many families are still recovering from previous storms; many still live in tents around the cities of Haiti. We pray that each individual remains safe and sheltered during this upcoming storm. Please God, watch over these men, women, and children. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Thanks to Anna Folz for writing ...

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