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 […]

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.

A Hymn for Orlando

We are grateful to Bruce and Carolyn Winfrey Gillette for sharing Carolyn’s hymn in response to the Orlando shootings. “To a Place of Celebration” is available for your worship services and vigils.

May our grief and prayers be accompanied by love and action.

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 […]