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Swords Into Plowshares

Reflections from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Trying to Catch Up

There are always new learnings at every Peacemaking Conference. One of them for me is that I cannot do everything. OK, that’s not really a new learning; every conference I crash into the reality that I cannot be in more…

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Taking Up the Challenge

The Peacemaking Conference has started. I hope to get more material posted later today. As have been all the Peacemaking Conferences through the years, this one has many learnings. One of those, for me, is that I cannot do everything….

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Awaiting Arrivals

“You’ve transformed!” Actually, Room 205 at the Argyros Forum of Chapman University has been rearranged. What was once a space for the implementation team to meet has been refashioned into the conference office. Peacemaking Program staff are on their way…

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Pre Conference Events Begin

Conference leaders began arriving on Saturday. Participants in pre-conference events made their way to Chapman on Sunday with those events beginning Sunday evening. Presbytery peacemaking leaders are taking part in a training led by Ervin Bullock, Associate for Peacemaking Network…

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It’s Almost Time

The 2008 Peacemaking Conference is just around the corner. Pre-conference events start on Sunday. If you can’t make it to Chapman University in Orange, CA, watch for stories here about the conference. Safe travels to all participants!

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Gun Violence, Gospel Values

Gun Violence, Gospel Values September 15-17, 2008 Stony Point Center, New York Register now (PDF) Some 30,000 Americans die by guns each year in the United States. An average of eighty people are killed by guns every day, including eight…

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Talk, Not War with Iran

The dangerous climate created by the current tensions between the United States and Iran could lead to war. Both governments need to commit to diplomatic talks to ease the tensions and reduce the likelihood of armed conflict. Seymour Hersh reports…

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A: At the Peacemaking Conference

Q: Where will Moderator Bruce Reyes-Chow be on Tuesday, July 15? A: At the Peacemaking Conference The Peacemaking Program is excited to announce that Bruce Reyes-Chow, newly elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will attend the first day of…

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Standing with Our Sisters and Brothers

Is God calling you to nonviolent action following Jesus Christ? Consider serving in the Colombia Accompaniment Program. The people of Colombia have endured over forty years of violence and warfare. A variety of “armed actors” are present in the country:…

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