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Swords Into Plowshares

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

International Peacemaker from India

There are several Reformed and other Christian denominations in India, which together include over 24 million Christians, or a little more than 2% of India’s population. Christianity is India’s third largest religion, after Hinduism and Islam. One of the Reformed…

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Pray for Bethlehem

Bethlehem participants in a global week of church advocacy invite individuals and groups around the world to send them wishes and prayers for peace. Incoming emails will be shared with parishes, schools and organizations in Bethlehem and Jerusalem as part…

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How yummy it smelled…

I participated in the worldwide fast that involved a variety of organizations to raise awareness about the global food crisis. I made it – three days without food (I did sneak a little juice in there) – with the support…

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International Peacemaker from Russia

Each year the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program brings Christian leaders who are engaged in peacemaking in their own areas of the world to the United States. These International Peacemakers are invited to visit with Presbyterians in the United States and to…

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And We Told Them Why

It was probably one of the stranger orders she had ever received. “I’d like a number 7, two burgers with only mustard, pickles and onions, and a grilled chicken, hold the mayo. And by the way, I’d like you to…

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More on Stopping Cluster Bombs

I’m not the only one missing the gathering in Dublin to negotiate a treaty to ban cluster bombs. The United States government is not present either. But there is a bill pending in Congress that addresses this issue. The Cluster…

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I Wish I Was in Dublin

Because I can’t make it to Dublin, I have signed a petition calling governments to support a treaty banning cluster bombs. More than 100 governments have gathered in Dublin along with hundreds of representatives of non-governmental organizations. They are there…

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A Faithful Summer Vacation

Sowing Mustard Seeds; Working for God’s Justice, Confronting Poverty is the theme of the 2008 Peacemaking Conference planned for July 15-19 at Chapman University in Southern California. Register now. Co-directors Edie Gause and Andrew Short commented, “ It’s inspiring to…

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Promote the Conference

A bulletin insert (PDF) promoting the 2008 Peacemaking Conference is now available. Download the insert and share it in your congregation. Register to attend the conference. The conference will explore links between poverty, militarism, trade policies and poverty through keynote…

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An Invitation to Conversations

Sunday, May 18, 2008 – a day to talk about race and racism. The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. has invited all of its member churches to make May 18, 2008 (Trinity Sunday), a day…

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