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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 7, 2014

Be our media

by Max Hill

Group shot of four students and colleaguesOn 1 July 2014, I attended a meeting with four students from Bethlehem University (BU), a Catholic university founded in 1973, in Palestine. Our partner NGO Caritas Internationalis arranged the meeting for members of the Israel-Palestine NGO Working Group.

The four students were all very personable and had many positive things to say about their experiences both at the university and their time here in the United States. All four are here as a part of BU’s ambassador program and are participating in 6-week internships arranged through Caritas and its partners

To kick off the meeting ...

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June 6, 2014

Welcome Sera Chung!

We are delighted to share this announcement from the Rev. Dr. Rhashell Hunter, director of Racial Ethnic and Women's Ministries/PW of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We added the emphasis to the announcement.

Sera Chung leading musicPlease join me in welcoming Sera Chung to Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries/PW as the Associate for Gender & Racial Justice. Sera will begin her call at the Presbyterian Mission Agency on June 9, 2014. Sera's first assignment will be to travel to Detroit to participate and observe at the 221st General Assembly (2014) in Detroit.

Sera received her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton ...

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June 3, 2014

Grace Segers - summer intern 2014

by Grace Segers

Grace Segers outside secretariatMy name is Grace Segers, and I am interning for the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations this summer. I am a rising sophomore at Tufts University, where I am studying Political Science and Communications. I am excited to be volunteering for the Presbyterian Ministry at the UN because I am incredibly passionate about international justice and equality for women. I’m hoping to be active in advocacy for women during my time here.

The Presbyterian Ministry at the UN interests me because it combines religious duty with international action. I’m looking forward to examining my ...

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June 3, 2014

Max Hill - summer intern 2014

by Max Hill

Max Hill outside UN SecretariatMy name is Max Hill. I am from Little Rock, Arkansas. I am a rising senior at the University of Arkansas, where I am studying public relations and political science. I am a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as an active member and current president at my campus ministry, United Campus Ministry at the University of Arkansas. This summer I have the pleasure of serving as an intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. I am very excited to get to spend my summer in New York City, a ...

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May 16, 2014

Catherine Warren - summer intern 2014

Catherine Warren outside UN Secretariatby Catherine Warren

My name is Catherine Warren. I’m a rising fourth-year studying International Affairs and Anthropology at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. For five weeks this summer, I will be serving as an intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations while at the same time navigating New York, which so far has been easy! I applied to the Presbyterian Ministry at the UN with the hope of looking at international issues that I’ve read about in the news and studied in class from a faith-based lens.

I am looking forward to seeing the ...

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