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Photo of Fannie Lou Hamer (center, with microphone) sang during a rally at the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fannie Lou and other Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates—from left to right, Emory Harris, Stokely Carmichael, Sam Block, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ella Baker—were challenging Mississippi Democrat legislation that made voting difficult for Blacks.


From the November/December 2015 Horizons Magazine,
Oneness with Earth, Oneness with Ourselves by Neddy Astudillo

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Eco-justice: Tending the Gift of Creation

Well, 10 years is just a blip to a tree like this. It’s at least 100 years old,” said the arborist.

With that comment, my concerns—over having too-long delayed caring for the tree, not getting much natural light inside the house, moss growing on the roof, the large branches that periodically broke off—suddenly seemed rather insignificant.

“We can help the tree: cutting some dead branches or the lower, small ones so the tree will direct its growth to the bigger branches. We could even brace it if you’re worried about a main limb falling, but trees have a remarkable natural sway to protect themselves. Actually, architects model building sway off how trees respond to wind.”

That tree doesn’t need me to care for it. The tree is as a tree should be, and asks nothing from the occupants of the little house underneath its canopy. The tree is not a problem to solve but a wonder to behold, respect and make room for.

The authors in this issue delve boldly and lovingly into what it means to be a part of God’s creation, one part with responsibility to care for the whole. They call our attention to marginalized people, to the plants, animals and life who aren’t heard or can’t advocate for themselves. As we anticipate and celebrate Jesus’ birth, may we thank God for the gift of Jesus by honoring the world that Jesus came to save. This world. A world of bumblebees and leafy, old trees.


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2015–2016 Horizons Bible Study

Come to the Waters
by Judy Record Fletcher

Suggestions for Leaders
by Larissa Kwong Abazia

In this study, we consider the waters of chaos in Genesis, and the River of Life in the last chapter of Revelation, where chaos is no more. Water plays a central role in the stories of creation, the delivery of God's people (through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River), judgment of a people weak in faith, and the adoption of the people of God through baptism. Sometimes there is too much waer (think Noah) and sometimes there is too little water (think drought in the desert). Together, we will explore some of the Bible's 800 references to water.

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Reconciling Paul:
A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians

by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

Suggestions for Leaders
by Irene Pak

Paul's writings are some of the most influential in Christianity. Revisiting the struggles Paul faced and the authenticity and integrity of his theology is an essential task for churches today in the midst of great change. Paul, like us, wrestled with and questioned his faith as he tried to live as authentically as possible in an ancient world that, like ours, was also in the midst of great change. What can we learn from visiting 2 Corinthians and considering Paul’s theology and ideas as they relate to the context of our time? Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty invites us all to read Paul’s letter afresh in light of today’s issues. Concepts of shared partnership, power in weakness, healing, reconciliation, love, and a new apostolate all figure prominently in her reading of Paul.


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