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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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May 19, 2015

Amelie Clemot - summer 2015 intern

by Amelie Clemot

Amelie Clemot outside UN buildingsMy name is Amelie Clemot and I will be interning at the Presbyterian Ministry at the UN this summer of 2015. I am a rising sophomore at Wesleyan University and am studying Psychology and International Relations.

My goal this summer is to learn more about the UN and its relationship with NGOs such as the Presbyterian Ministry. In addition, I am very concerned with human rights and am involved with the ACLU on my campus. I hope to contribute to projects on women and children’s rights and to learn more about the different causes and global ...

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May 19, 2015

Nathan Jumper - summer 2015 intern

Nathan Jumper outside UN buildingsby Nathan Jumper

Hello! My name is Nathan Jumper and I am a summer intern with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. I am entering the final year of my Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary and plan to apply to PhD programs in Religious and Cultural Studies for Fall 2016.

My primary research interest concerns an analytics of power as it is manifested in forms of bodily violence and sexuality. My interest in the movements of bodies has led to more concrete and particular concerns, such as racial justice and gender equity. I feel very fortunate to ...

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October 23, 2014

Faith intersects with the international community

by Grace Segers

Grace Segers outside secretariatThis summer, I interned at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, aided by a scholarship from the Peace, Justice, and Hunger Working Group. At the Ministry, I got to see the intersection of faith and international politics in action.

The internship was simply an amazing experience. The Presbyterian Ministry at the UN is in the Church Center for the United Nations, which houses many religious non-governmental organizations. It is located directly across from the United Nations itself, so I always felt like I was right in the middle of the action. I attended numerous meetings on ...

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October 13, 2014

Jamie Yen Tan - intern, 2014-15 academic year

photo of Jamie Yen Tan by UN Secretariatby Jamie Yen Tan

Hi, my name is Jamie Yen Tan and I am a year-long intern with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.  I grew up in Irvine, California and am now a Master of Divinity Senior at Princeton Theological Seminary.  I recently lived in Singapore where I studied at Trinity Theological College, Singapore and served with The Presbyterian Church in Singapore (Orchard Road Presbyterian Church).

At this internship I look forward to supporting the PC(USA)’s collaborative work towards justice, particularly alongside other nations, NGOs, and faith-based organizations.  My primary interests are racial justice, gender equity ...

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October 9, 2014

Alison Fraser - intern, 2014-15 academic year

picture of alison klingby Alison Fraser

Hello, my name is Alison Fraser and I am working this year as an intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. The goal of the staff here are to equip and connect Presbyterians for ministry, in order to serve as faithful disciples of Jesus to the global community. In supporting this work, I will be learning about how the church responds to the realities of the issues of security, instability, hunger, peace, justice and reconciliation.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, and moved out to New York to participate in Teach ...

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