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Swords Into Plowshares

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

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 9

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence: Today, our delegation had an opportunity to learn more about the links between mining, conflict and oppression. Whether we know it or… Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 8

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence: We have been amazed by the incredible language skills of the women of East Congo, who speak to us in French, Swahili… Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 7

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence: Our first visit was to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission. Dominique… Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 6

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence, the group has divided into three smaller groups: I was eager to be a part of the East Congo travel-study seminar group… Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 5

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence, the group has divided into three smaller groups: Our dispatched group learned the value of making adjustments as our expected destination changed… Read more »

Developing interfaith relations

Observing World Interfaith Harmony Week by Robert Arrington On February 2, 2016 at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, we had the wonderful opportunity of hosting a group from the Westchester Youth Alliance for an interfaith seminar. We celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week, which was originally proposed by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan…. Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 4

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence, the group has divided into three smaller groups: The days leading up to our dispatched travels as three small groups this weekend,… Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 3

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence: A Biblical theme of our study visit is the Isaiah 65 passage lifting up God’s promises. God’s vision of a life of… Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar – Reflection 2

North Kivu Province and Kyeshero Hospital From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence: On Thursday our group, accompanied by Rev. Berthe Nzeba, got a snapshot of the extensive work… Read more »

Congo travel-study seminar — Reflection 1

From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence:   The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) East Congo travel seminar team arrived safely in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, late… Read more »