USA Mission Experience US Mexico Border 2008

Beyond Borders: PW Focus on Immigration

For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:17-19)

Presbyterian Women will focus on immigration and its relationship to violence, poverty, racism, exploitation of women and children and global economic policies by

  • Hearing the voices of our sisters and responding with compassion.
  • Working for the end of all forms of violence.
  • Advocating for the rights of women and children.
  • Supporting our domestic partners.
  • Allowing ourselves to be transformed by partnership experiences.

Presbyterian Women’s first USA Mission Experience took place April 12–19, 2008. Participants (at least one woman from each synod) on the trip visited El Paso, Texas, to learn about immigration, detention centers and related issues.

You can also learn more about the USA Mission Experience, immigration and issues relevant to the U.S.-Mexico border by reading the September/October 2008 issue of Horizons. The magazine contains articles about border issues as well as reflections from participants. The magazine contains articles written by participants and hosts of the USA Mission Experience. The magazine has sold out, but may still be available in your church or presbytery libraries.