Millions of people—men, women and children—around the world are victims of human trafficking. This modern-day incarnation of slavery deprives them of their freedom, income and right to live as beloved children of God. This issue of Horizons offers a glimpse at the scope and complexity of human trafficking, organizations and individuals who have committed themselves to ending trafficking, and the responsibiity we have for restructturing our legal, social and economic systems to foster well-being for all people.
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:
Cynthia Holder Rich examines the roles of race and poverty in prison sentencing.
Janet Wolf delves into the differing approaches to incarceration—from punishment to rehabilitation—and what role churches can play in the lives of former and current inmates.
Si Kahn profiles the trend of prisons run for profit, and explores the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s stance on this contentious issue.
Carol Fennelly spotlights the impact of incarceration on families and highlights the work of Hope House to keep families connected.
And much more!