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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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October 4, 2013

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Volunteer at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations - Esther Lee

Esther Lee with Red HandsMy name is Esther Lee, and I am currently a junior at New York University pursuing a degree in Economics. This academic year, I have the privilege of being a volunteer intern here at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. I am serving at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations because of my desire to develop further passion and love for people and the world. I am interested in seeing how God works through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  in addressing large-scale problems. Through this meaningful volunteering opportunity, I am eager to learn about the current global ...

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June 18, 2013

Summer 2013 intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations – Onaje Crawford

Onaje CrawfordI am Onaje Crawford, a senior at Princeton Theological Seminary who comes to the Presbyterian Church’s UN Office as a Field Education Intern. After graduating from The Taft School, a college-preparatory boarding school in Connecticut, and Boston University, where I a received a Bachelors of Science on Political Science, I returned to my hometown of Newark, NJ in 2004. Since returning home, I have served my community by working in education reform. From 2004 until 2007, I helped plan, open, and operate University Heights Charter School, an award-winning, K-8 school in Newark’s Central Ward.  In 2007, I began ...

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June 11, 2013

Welcome Bryce Wilson

Bryce Wilson

We are pleased to welcome Bryce Wilson to the staff team of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.  Bryce graduated from Hope International University in Fullerton, California in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Cross-Cultural Business Administration. He writes, "while studying and planning a career in the international nonprofit sector, I began to really question what it meant to be a disciple of the Prince of Peace in a world torn apart by war and violence. It was during this time that I began to feel God calling me to be a peacemaker. After school, my wife and I were married ...

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June 4, 2013

Summer 2013 intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations - Anna Folz

Anna FolzMy name is Anna Folz and I am one of the summer interns for the Presbyterian Office at the UN. I am from Stony Brook, Long Island and am currently studying public health and international studies at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penna. I have been engaged in several independent study courses at F&M which are focused on a newly established organization I formed called Impulso. Impulso was founded following work I was doing in San Felipe, Guatemala two years ago.  While working there I daily faced the health, educational and environmental problems caused by the continual use ...

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May 22, 2013

Summer 2013 intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations - Brendan Welsh

Brendan Welsh photoHello. My name is Brendan Welsh, and I just completed my first year at Princeton Theological Seminary. I went to Episcopal Academy where I grew up, in a suburb of Philadelphia, after which I went to Hamilton College in upstate New York, where I met my wife. In January of 2010 we were married in California, and I went to work for the FOCUS youth ministry in Philadelphia, where I worked for 2½ years. My wife and I come from different denominational backgrounds, but we both joined Narberth Presbyterian Church a little over a year ago, a wonderful community that ...

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