About this Issue
Any issue of Horizons
that focuses on children is usually a favorite for the PW Communications
staff. We brainstorm ideas, plan for articles and select illustrations
as if we were children again ourselves. But as this issue began
to take shape, we realized it required a different approach than
the childlike playfulness we'd anticipated.
We invited writers who advocate for children---writers who have
witnessed some of the best and the worst that life has to offer
these vulnerable souls. As each article arrived, we discovered
a common theme, a chorus of prophetic voices calling us to action
and demanding change. Many of the stories in this issue are not
easy to read, but all of them (and so many more) must be told.
In Our Next Issue (May/June
Who Is My Neighbor?
--Who Is My Presbyterian Neighbor---Fahed
Abu-Akel shares insights from his experience as moderator of
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
--Who Is My Iraqi Neighbor---Victor
Makari brings news of our Iraqi neighbors living in the midst
--Language Barriers---Rachel Grassley
explores the joys and challenges of building relationships with
neighbors who don't speak your language.
--Immigrant Ministries---Angel Suarez-Valera
tells how the PC(USA) ministers to immigrants and immigrant communities
in the United States.
--What Does It Mean to Be a Neighbor---June
Ramage Rogers reflects on her experiences in Brazil and what
she learned about being a neighbor.
--Thank Offering (including Health Ministries)
grant recipients, dedication service and articles on past recipients
--Ancient Texts, Modern Voices---Elsa
Tamez and Trisha Tull explore the first two lessons of the newest
Horizons Bible study, The Face Is Familiar: Remembering Unnamed
Women in Scripture.
How to Use This Magazine
Horizons is the magazine of Presbyterian Women. It is planned
and designed for individuals and PW circles,newcomers and longtime
participants in the organization. You'll notice resources are
scattered throughout the magazine---in sidebars, boxes and sometimes
entire articles---because Presbyterian Women is made up of leaders,
both current leaders and women with leadership potential. Participants
in Presbyterian Women are also active---in their congregation,
community and world-so we work to include ways you can respond
to what you read in Horizons.
The purpose of Horizonsmagazine is the same as the purpose
of our publisher, Presbyterian Women:
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ
and empowered by the Holy Spirit
we commit ourselves:
to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
to support the mission of the church worldwide,
to work for justice and peace,
to build an inclusive, caring community of women
that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.
· to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible
· to support the mission of the church worldwide
· to work for justice and peace
· to build an inclusive, caring community of women
that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses
to the promise of God's kingdom
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