Posts tagged ‘Compassion-Justice’

What Black Covenanters Want to Say to White Covenanters: A Companion Reprint

CHICAGO, IL (April 1, 2014) — Editor’s note: The April issue of the Covenant Companion features an interview with Alex Gee, pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, in Madison Wisconsin, whose 3,000-word opinion piece in a local newspaper about racism in the city sparked an unexpected response. Near the end of the interview Gee addresses the question, “We’ve talked about these issues before. What’s different now?” Continue Reading »

“People Are Not Illegal” Campaign Launches

CHICAGO, IL (March 31, 2014) — North Park University, together with churches and community organizations, is launching a campaign called “People Are Not Illegal” to raise awareness and support around the issues of immigration and mass incarceration. Continue Reading »

Alex Gee Interview Featured in April Companion

CHICAGO, IL (March 27, 2014) — When Alex Gee, pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, wrote a 3,000-word opinion piece that ran as a cover story in the Capital Times newspaper on the daily impact of extensive racism in Madison, Wisconsin, he did not foresee how it would activate civic leaders and others to pursue a solution. Continue Reading »

NPU Professor to Run Boston Marathon for Caucasus Orphanages

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 20, 2014) — Editor’s note: The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run April 21. With the race one month away, Covenant News Service is publishing stories of Covenanters who plan to participate because of the deadly bombings last April 15. Today’s stories focus on Boaz Johnson, professor of biblical and theological studies at North Park University, and Kyle Small, associate dean and associate professor of church leadership at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Continue Reading »

NPTS Student Knows Hunger, Advocates for the Poor

By Stan Friedman

WASHINGTON, DC (March 17, 2014) — Ericka Elion knows what it’s like to have money and a comfortable life, and in recent years, she’s learned what it is to go hungry. Continue Reading »

Community Ministry: Not About the Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 27, 2014)— This month the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. Today and the rest of this week, we publish stories online that look at discerning how to engage in community ministry. Continue Reading »

Faith-Rooted Organizing: A Conversation with Alexia Salvatierra

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 26, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. Today and the rest of this week, we will publish stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Continue Reading »

Voices: To the (Probably White) Person Who Says It Shouldn’t Be About Race

PORTLAND, OR (February 18, 2014) — Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in church newsletters, individual blogs, and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Jelani Greenidge is interim worship leader at Kaleo Covenant Church in Beaverton, Oregon, and a regular columnist for the Covenant Companion. Continue Reading »

“Justified Anger” Town Hall Meeting to Be Webcast Live

MADISON, WI (February 12, 2014) — A town hall meeting to be held at Fountain of Life Covenant Church on racial reconciliation will be webcast live on Covchurch.tv at 2 p.m. Saturday. Continue Reading »

Covenant World Relief Responding to South Sudan Crisis

CHICAGO, IL (January 9, 2014) — Covenant World Relief (CWR) has established a special giving page to assist South Sudanese driven from their homes by the conflict that has sent people, including members of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS), fleeing to refugee camps. Continue Reading »