About This Issue
As our denomination prepares for a General Assembly and our country prepares for a presidential election, discussions about faith and politics seem to be everywhere. Horizons found many writers and artists who were eager to contribute to these discussions. Their thoughtful reflections look at faith and political engagement as two sides of one coin—ways to bring healing and wholeness to our country and the world. They remind us that we are each called (in the words of the PW Purpose) "to build an inclusive, caring community" that "witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom."
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.
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit we commit ourselves:
SOUND MIND and BODY
Enuma Okoro explores the theology behind creating and maintaining a sound mind and body.
Karla Otroszko reflects on the biblical understanding of demons and illness and how that perspective shapes the way we look at illness today .
Nancy Troy offers sugestions on how churches can welcome people with mental illness or disabilities.
Jud Hendrix examines how Christians are incorporating yoga and other Eastern disciplines into their spiritual practices and finding new connections with God.
Alexa Smith takes a look at a Bible study that considers just trade and the health benefits it offers for everyone involved.
And much more!