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Swords Into Plowshares

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

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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Roll Over, Beethoven?

He started with “What a Wonderful World” and closed with “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” In between, jazz pianist Harry Pickens played, led singing, offered reflections and prayed with some 100 Presbyterian peacemakers. Harry provided the program for the…

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Why Make the Effort to Get to Dinner?

They came on foot, by light rail and in taxi cabs. The timing was close — the Peacemaking Program dinner and celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Commitment to Peacemaking lasted from right after the plenary ended until right…

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Peacemaking GA Dinner

Check out the Presbyterian News Service story on the Peacemaking Program’s dinner and the celebration of the Commitment to Peacemaking. More on GA will follow as time allows. The Peacemaking and International Issues Committee is currently scheduled to report on…

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The Moderator Is Elected

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, pastor of Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco, was elected moderator of the 218th General Assembly (2008) last night. Bruce, age 39, is a prolific blogger. Other candidates included the Rev. William “Bill” Teng of…

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The Banner Anniversary

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Commitment to Peacemaking. Over 4,500 Presbyterian congregations, as well as several presbyteries and at least one synod, have affirmed this Commitment. The Commitment makes a public commitment that working for peace and…

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Many Knew the Way (to San Jose)

The Presbyterians are gathering. Many commissioners, advisory delegates, advocates, observers and others have arrived in San Jose. Meetings have begun. The exhibit hall looks ready to go. Registration begins in earnest in the morning (Friday 20 June). Friday afternoon will…

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Ruling Out Debt!

My household continues to make faithful decisions about how we can address the rising global food and fuel costs. We try to eat more intentionally – eating simple meals, eating more vegetarian meals, and eating food grown locally. We try…

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Gun Violence and Gospel Values

Concerned about gun violence in your community? Concerned about the number of deaths caused by guns? Concerned about the small arms trade? Come to Stony Point Center for the Peacemaking Colloquium: Gun Violence and Gospel Values September 15-17, 2008 Together…

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Celebrating The Gift of Land!

National Public Lands Day Grants Available September 27th, 2008, is the 15th annual National Public Lands Day. During this day we celebrate our national network of public lands, which embodies the ideals of cooperation, community, equitable sharing of Earth’s bounty,…

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