Register Now for Our Shared Humanity, the National Covenant Conference, November 8-10, 2017

The national conference of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians will be November 8-10, 2017 in Baltimore. Make your plans now. Registration is now open! The official conference begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, but exciting pre-conference activities, including anti-racism training and immersion experiences with congregations in Baltimore begin on Wednesday afternoon, November 8. […]

Looking for Sexuality Curriculum? Here’s Some Help

One of the recommendations for which we are most frequently asked is curriculum for children and youth about sexuality with both an inclusive stance and a Reformed theological perspective. Westminster/John Knox Press recently published an excellent book for parents: Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence, by Kate Ott. With the publisher’s permission, the Covenant Network asked experienced Christian educator Charlotte McGowan to prepare a discussion guide based on the book,

Sharing and Creating Spanish-Language Resources Addressing LGBTQ Issues

Christian Hispanic/Latinx sisters and brother often must hide their sexual orientation or gender identity from their family, friends and religious community for fear of being rejected due to cultural, biblical and theological misconceptions. The Covenant Network is committed in 2017 to making many of its existing resources available in Spanish, and–where it will be helpful–to creating new ones.

Celebrating Tricia Dykers Koenig’s 16 Years of Ministry

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is celebrating the ministry of its national organizer, the Rev. Tricia Dykers Koenig. Tricia will leave the organization’s staff this month after 16 years of service. Members of the board gave the stalwart organizer much of the credit for major changes in church policy over the past decade, admiring Tricia’s effectiveness and praising her tenacity.

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 […]