Twenty Years and Counting: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Brian Ellison, executive director, spoke at the CNP luncheon at the 2018 General Assembly: “I tell you about all these voices and faces from the past not because those were the glory days. I tell you because the work they did was really all about these days of glory. This new day in our life together. Together these siblings in Christ have, truly, taken the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — in Pam’s immortal words — “toward a church as generous and just as God’s grace.” But they are not the Covenant Network, not in its fullness. And neither are we….”

An Update on Our Ministry … And How Your Help This Month Really Matters

If you are reading this, I already know that you care about the church and its welcome of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities—which means you also know the challenges that persist in the PCUSA: Presbyteries that have yet to ordain an openly gay minister … Congregations that do not permit same-sex weddings […]

LGBTQ-focused business at the 222nd GA

This year’s General Assembly will see several important items of business that affect the wholeness and well-being of LGBTQ people in the Church and in society. At each Assembly, the Covenant Network seeks to discern how our efforts can best support justice and grace in the decisions of the church’s highest council. This year, the Covenant Network has played a part in supporting those who have proposed some of these overtures and will work hard for their passage, serving as a resource as they come forward; in other instances, we will work either to oppose, or to encourage language that will make them more helpful to the church.

Covenant Network Undertakes New Initiatives in a New Day

The Covenant Network Board of Directors announced today that it is recommitting to its work seeking a more just and generous church, living into a new and expanded mission of seeking inclusion and affirmation for LGBTQ people and working for reconciliation among people of all races and ethnicities, sexual and gender identities, and theological perspectives in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Statement of the Covenant Network Board on the Approval of Amendment 14-F on Marriage

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is grateful that with today’s presbytery votes, a majority of the 171 presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have approved an amendment to the church’s Book of Order that describes marriage as “a unique relationship between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”

“Failure is Impossible”

Transfiguration, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Presidents’ Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras … Pick your celebration! TODAY we’re celebrating the launch of our new web site — on the birthday of Susan B. Anthony. Born on February 15, 1820, her famous last public words, “Failure is impossible,” still inspire those who work and wait for […]