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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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July 20, 2013

Making Cyber Space a Safe Space for Women and Girls

25 July 13 Orange Day logofrom the UNiTE Web page

Find activities and action ideas for the 25 July 2013 Orange Day to make cyber space a safe space for women and girls.

Technological developments in information and communications have presented rich and varied opportunities for advancements in the empowerment and participation of women and girls. New platforms now exist from which to raise awareness and disseminate information which have enabled women access to a wealth of information, presented new modes of communication, and new means of mobilization. The proliferation of digital technologies have enabled the development of innovative tools and programmes to prevent and ...

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July 20, 2013

Cyber Space as Safe Space for Women and Girls - Orange Day, 25 July 2013

25 July 13 Orange Day logofrom the UNiTE Web page with additional material

In July last year the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day. Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, worldwide activities implemented on this day by UN country offices and civil society organizations strive to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.

Under the heading ‘Safe spaces for women and girls’, this year ...

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January 25, 2012

Egypt’s Revolutionary Year and the Church’s Response

From our partners in Presbyterian World Mission

A free webinar organized by Presbyterian World Mission
Wednesday, February 1

2–3 p.m. EST

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Much has changed in the Middle East over the past year. In fact, the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests that began in Tunisia and spread throughout the Arab world that began in December 2010 are still ongoing, resulting in sweeping governmental changes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak resigned in February 2011 after 18 days of massive protests, ending his 30-year presidency. Time magazine named “the protester” its Person of ...

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December 12, 2011

Worship in Bethlehem - Saturday, December 17

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land:

This Saturday, December 17, 2011, you are invited to join with worshippers in Bethlehem, Washington, D.C., and around the world for the fifth annual joint simulcast Christmas service. 

Prayers, readings, and hymns alternate between Washington, D.C., and Palestine via the Internet, drawing together people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. 



To widen the congregation, the service is also webcast live from the home page of the National Cathedral starting at 10 AM EST on Saturday, 17 ...

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June 7, 2011

Reflect, dream and share about the PC(USA)

Have a vision about the future of the church . . . about where and how God is at work in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Make a video and share your vision in an online conference called "We Are Presbyterians."

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, friend of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and moderator of
the 218th General Assembly (2008) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), wonders what wisdom is possessed by Presbyterians whose voices are not usually heard at General Assembly or national conferences. He wonders what they have to say about where God is leading the church ...

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