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plowshare

[′plau̇‚sher]
(design engineering)
The pointed part of a moldboard plow, which penetrates and cuts the soil first.
(hydrology)
A wedge-shaped feature developed on a snow surface by further ablation of foam crust.
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After I read Almighty, what re mains in the imagination is the personal witness of the three protagonists, very ordinary Christians, who protested this most perilous of human creations and gave witness with their lives to Isaiah's hope that swords would be beat into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks.
Swords into Plowshares closes with a list of the songs excerpted in the book, a list of other songs of interest, and a list of books mentioned in the book.
Let that settle into you and what happens is a great discontent with plowshares turned to swords, lions eating lambs and justice denied by impatient power.
One day, after losing yet another plowshare to the rock, he remembered all the problems it had caused him through the years.
Plowshares seeks to rid the world of nuclear weapons through acts of civil disobedience.
Mayer decided instead to write Plowshares into Swords: From Zionism to Israel--a highly critical history of the encounter between the Zionist "colonialist master[s]" and the Palestinian "native subaltern[s]" (p.
Particularly beloved is the prophecy found in Isaiah 2:4: "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
In this paper, we examine the international diffusion of the Plowshares movement and the subsequent challenges, failures, and successes that organizers in Sweden and Great Britain experienced.
Blanton recently relocated from Eugene to Philadelphia, where she was a finalist in the Plowshares songwriting contest.
Examining a range of groups, including Buddhists, Catholic Workers, Plowshares organizations, he seeks to draw out lessons regarding the efficacy of different tactics and orientations of nonviolent political
Beating swords into plowshares and making war no more is not a strategy but utopian faith.