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About This Issue
Immigration. This one word is fueling much debate all across the globe. This issue of Horizons will introduce you to some of the complexities of immigration in the context of the United States. Inside you will find resources for more exploration, and you will hear the stories of the participants of the first PW U.S.A. Mission Experience, who traveled to the border cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, in April 2008. We invite you to join us in discerning what it means to respond to God's call in Deuteronomy: "You shall also love the stranger..." (10:19).
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:
A biblical and theological look at food and hospitality
The history of Presbyterian Women and the PC(USA) Hunger Program
An overview of the food crisis, exploring the connections between hunger and poverty
A look at global poverty, examining PC(USA) policy and programs that help people leave poverty
Understanding the local food movement and food sovereignty
Connecting food to the land and the environment