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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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November 13, 2015

A prayer for Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad

God of mercy, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance,
in the midst of unfolding violence and the aftermath of terror and loss, 
we seek the grounding power of your love and compassion.
In these days of fearful danger and division, we need to believe somehow that your kindom of peace in which all nations and tribes and languages dwell together in peace is still a possibility.
Give us hope and courage that we may not yield our humanity to fear.., even in these endless days of dwelling in the valley of the shadow of death.

We pray for neighbors ...

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October 27, 2015

Human Rights Day resources

Celebrate Human Rights Day Logo

About Human Rights Day

Liturgical resources

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October 15, 2015

A just and lasting peace for South Sudan

Ryan Smith and Peter Gai make plans for visits"The needs of the people must take priority over the interests of the powerful."

And what the people of South Sudan need is a just and lasting peace.

That's the message shared in the UN community by the Rt. Rev. Peter Gai, moderator of the Presbyterian Church in South Sudan and Sudan. 

The Rev. Gai came to New York on October 12 and 13 as part of a month long visit to call for prayer, action, and support for the efforts of the church in South Sudan to contribute to a just and lasting peace for the people.

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June 20, 2015

World Refugee Day

by Nathan Jumper

The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 20 as World Refugee Day. This day is set aside in order to remember the massive numbers of people who are forcibly removed from their homes everyday.

The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a call for prayer and recommitment to refugees and asylees. 

That the treatment of refugees remains a pervasive and urgent humans rights issue is reflected in Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remark from 2014:

Around the world, conflict has forced a record number of people to flee ...

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May 22, 2015

Prayer service for people affected by violence or natural disaster

During an interfaith prayer service at the Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations, participants prayed and lit candles for our sisters and brothers affected by violence and natural disasters. 

For whom do you pray?

Candles lit with bible behind them

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