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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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June 13, 2014

Why religious leaders matter

by Grace Segers

 On June 11, Catherine Warren and I attended an Interfaith Leaders Conference at the United Nations headquarters. The forum was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Burundi to United Nations and The Connected Hearts, Inc., and featured religious and NGO leaders, including the famous Rev. Al Sharpton. They discussed the topic “Why religious leaders matter towards zero exploitation of women and children 2030 Agenda.” The panel was moderated by Taj Hamad, Secretary General of the Universal Peace Foundation.

The forum began with opening remarks by the Ambassador of Burundi to the UN, His Excellency Heremenglide Niyonzoma. H ...

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October 24, 2013

A band of sisters

by Deborah Wright

group gathered in Muir WoodsUnited Nations Day took on a new sense of meaning for me starting back in the late 90's when I was first invited by Elana Rozeman, an American born Orthodox Jew who had emigrated to Israel 20 years before, put out the word that a group of interfaith women were going to have a meditative walk through Marin County's Muir Woods to the place where, in May of 1945, original charter of the United Nations had been signed.

Elana, coincidentally also the sister of the man in my life, had, in 1997, lived through a ...

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September 24, 2013

It's not fluff

In the light of a hate crime attack on Dr. Prabjhot Singh in New York, our colleague Christine Hong reflected on the importance of interfaith work. Her reflection is reprinted with her permission.

Interfaith work is not fluffy. It is advocacy on the deepest level. The more authentically we engage in conversation and life with our neighbors of different faith traditions the more we become aware that interfaith work saves lives. Interfaith education and service not only bridges communities but it also prevents hate crimes and tackles the felt needs of humankind. The interfaith community works to seek justice, not ...

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July 28, 2013

Let the bells of peace ring

The Annual Interfaith Peace Gathering
Commemorating The Hiroshima / Nagasaki Atomic Bombings

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Dr. (Entrance on Claremont Ave.)
@ W. 119th St. and W. 120th St.
New York City

3:00pm Family Program
Supported by New York Peace Film Festival

Japanese Style Storytelling (Kamishibai) with Mrs. Tomiko West, Hibakusha (Hiroshima survivor)
Origami Making Workshop

4:30pm Visit the Photo Exhibitions (On View from July 29 – August 5)

5:30pm Interfaith Peace Ceremony
With Special Guests:

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