A Way In , Marc St. Onge.
According to the old scripture-inspired spiritual, we are wayfaring strangers, traveling through this world on the way to our eternal home with God. The Bible is a story of migration, from Adam and Eve leaving the Garden of Eden to Jesus, who has no place to lay his head. Humankind wanders, migrates. Our ancestors did—and so do we. Intertwined with the Bible story of migration is God's call to community and hospitality. Deuteronomy 10:18 tells us God "loves the strangers, providing them with food and clothing." Jesus says in Matthew 25:35 that God blesses those who care for others and welcome strangers. So we are called to move and to embrace those who move. Though God's eternal realm has no boundaries, our lives on earth are bounded. How then, do we wrestle with this disparity personally, as communities and countries, as Presbyterians, as members of God's family? We pray this issue of Horizons will provide fresh ways to engage these questions.
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:
Gloria Albrecht explores gender wage gap, inroads toward pay equity and what the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is doing to promote and ensure equal pay for equal work.
Georgine Kengne Djeutane focuses on sustainable development as an alternative economic model to profit-driven models.
Melanie Hardison spotlights Oikocredit, and how the organization approaches socially conscious financial investment.
An installation service for Presbyterian Women's leaders.
And much more!
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