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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Covenant Network of Presbyterians expresses its congratulations and support for the Presbyterian Mission Agency as it announces the appointment of Ruling Elder Luis Antonio (Tony) De La Rosa as Interim Executive Director. Besides recognizing Tony’s outstanding qualifications for the position, we celebrate all that the selection of a married, openly gay Latino person means […]
In the fall of 2000 Daniel Vigilante and a carload of seminary friends drove from Princeton to the Covenant Network Conference in Pittsburgh. As students, their registration fees were waived by the Covenant Network; they shared the cost of gas and slept on the floor in his great-aunt’s apartment. To this day, one of those […]