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  • Madeline Bacchus - summer 2015 intern

    Published May 28, 2015

    by Madeline Bacchus

    My name is Madeline Bacchus and I will be interning for the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations during the summer of 2015. I am a rising sophomore at Tufts University, where I am studying Peace and Justice Studies and Communications, and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow in Melville, New York.

    This summer I hope to learn more about the UN’s relationship with and involvement in gender equality and justice. I also hope to become involved and have the opportunity to contribute to such efforts, as I am very concerned with human ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Love your neighbor

    Published May 28, 2015

    by Amélie Clémot and Sarah Hoyle

    Germán Zárate of the Diaconia of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia is visiting this week to discuss the church in Colombia, social justice and his work with the Colombia Accompaniment Program, a collaborative partnership among the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) World Mission, and the Presbyterian Church of Colombia or Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (IPC). Colombia has a violent history, with communities finding themselves displaced as a result of the Free Trade Agreement, and caught between drug trafficking guerrilla groups and corruption in the government. His talk ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • International Day of UN Peacekeepers

    Published May 28, 2015

    by Nathan Jumper

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon once remarked: “United Nations peacekeeping has given life to the UN Charter’s aim ‘to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security’. Through years of struggle and sacrifice, the iconic Blue Helmet has earned its place as a symbol of hope to millions of people living in war-ravaged lands.”

    These words capture the work of an organization that has become one of the main tools in the international pursuit of justice and peace. Since its inception in 1948 the United Nations (UN) has established 70 peacekeeping operations around the globe. Currently ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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