Three experienced leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — Tony Aja, Vince Patton, and Mieke Vandersall –have joined the board of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, helping lead it into a new season of advocacy, education and theological leadership. And long-time board member the Rev. Daniel Vigilante has become the board’s Co-Moderator.
In response to a commissioners’ resolution approved by the 221st General Assembly (2014), the Presbyterian Mission Agency has published a resource, The Global Crisis for People Who Are LGBT and Their Families. Read it here.
Executive Director Brian Ellison’s year-end message: reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges of the past year, and seeking your support as our mission continues.
The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is gravely concerned about the aftermath of this year’s election…
We call on all Presbyterians to join us in active engagement, in vocal critique, in local organizing, in faithful study, in personal self-examination and in constant prayer. May God make our church—and our nation and its leaders—truly inclusive, and as generous and just as God’s grace.
Presbytery hymn-writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has composed a new hymn for post-election Sunday and beyond, and generously made it available free of charge. (Please include an acknowledgement when you copy it!)
The Covenant Network joins with the PCUSA’s Advocacy Committee on Racial Ethnic Concerns in lamenting that “Ours is a nation entrenched in systems of privilege and power that perpetuate racial injustice.” ACREC, declaring that “as people of faith, we have no choice but to take a stand against this and in favor of the inclusive and equitable love of Jesus Christ,” has issued a powerful call to all Presbyterians, and particularly the majority who identify as white, “to join us in breaking silence. Commit with us to raise our collective voice not just to proclaim the good news of God’s grace but to call out injustice, to call out the forces that threaten to tear us apart with xenophobic, racist, and islamophobic rhetoric. May we have the courage.”
Read the full ACREC statement.