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Swords Into Plowshares

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

March for peace and justice

Support the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and CARE Attending the Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Gathering in Minneapolis? Join Mark Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in the PW March for Justice and Peace on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. The march will be held from 5 to 6 pm. Your generous gifts… Read more »

No way to treat a child

Palestinian children in military detention Each year hundreds of Palestinian children are arrested by Israeli forces and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. The United Nations and many human rights groups are concerned by reports from Palestinian children that detail cruel punishments, substandard conditions, and a lack of basic fundamental due process rights in… Read more »

Ending the Chain of Hate: An Interfaith Dialogue

Ending the Chain of Hate: An Interfaith DialogueMonday, June 8, 201512:30 pm to 2:00 pmTillman ChapelChurch Center for the United Nations777 UN Plaza (corner of E, 44th Ave. and 1st St.)New York Rockland U.N.I.T.E. for Harmony, an interfaith group comprised of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim teens from Rockland County in New York, have been building… Read more »

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.

The World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principle vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness of the environment and responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. This years’ theme is Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. Italy—a country at the forefront of global action towards improved global nutrition and resource use—is the global… Read more »

Our home, God’s creation

by Amelie Clemot The earth, God’s creation, is our home: we rely upon it for air, shelter, food and water… Yet, we humans are the earth’s biggest threat. How is it that we are comfortable destroying the very thing on which we depend for life and existence? Well, it could be because we just don’t… Read more »

Willa Van Camp – summer 2015 intern

by Willa Van Camp Hello, my name is Willa Van Camp and I am the newest summer intern. I am a rising junior at Austin College in Sherman, TX where I am studying Economics and Math. I am originally from Palo Alto, CA where I am a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. My church came… Read more »

A Shift in Perspective- Child Sex Trafficking and Advocacy in NYC

by Sarah Hoyle Thursday, May 28 was a long day. I didn’t step back into my summer dorm until 9:30pm, still in my work clothes and my not-made-for-NYC shoes. Rev. Koenig, German Zarate, and I had just come from a performance and panel discussion hosted by End Child Prostitution and Trafficking-USA (ECPAT-USA), the NYC Clergy… Read more »

Madeline Bacchus – summer 2015 intern

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… Read more »

Love your neighbor

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… Read more »