Urging the Church to ‘Hear the Voices of Peoples Long Silenced’

It is our hope that evolving organizations—including our own—are intentionally increasing their diversity, recognizing their privilege and committing to listen to groups that have sometimes been excluded from their life and leadership. As an expression of own ongoing work for inclusion and justice, the Covenant Network stands in solidarity with the Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns and Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns and urges attention to their letter.

Covenant Network Panel at Montreat: Moving from Conversation to Action

What’s next? A panel of Presbyterians discuss moving from conversation to action October 11, 2016 — by Leslie Scanlon — reposted from the Presbyterian Outlook MONTREAT, N.C. – What’s the next step? How to move from conversation in the church to action on racial equality? And what’s it like to be a person of color […]

CovNet Celebrates the Work of GA222: Real Progress Toward a More Just and Generous Church

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians celebrates the accomplishments of the 222nd General Assembly! Over and over, this Assembly advanced the cause of inclusion and unity, affirming LGBTQ people and moving us in concrete ways toward being a church as generous and just as God’s grace.

A strong, hopeful, healing response to Item 11-05

One item of business that has garnered some attention at the General Assembly this week, Item 11-05, is an overture calling for an “apology” to LGBTQ people by the church. The Covenant Network supports the action being recommended by the Assembly’s Social Justice Committee, which is to answer this overture with an alternate statement.

Tragedy in Orlando: A Response

Together with the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, I join my prayers with those around the country and throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) lamenting the attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando that left 50 people dead. It has become easy, in this day and age, to think that the work of seeking dignity and equality […]

Statement of the Covenant Network Board on Overture 50 (Item 11-05)

Since 1997, the Covenant Network has worked toward a church as generous and just as God’s grace. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work for access to ordination and marriage for all God’s children, and grateful the church has seen fit to extend that grace and justice these past few years. We […]