Posts tagged ‘Compassion-Justice’

Updated AVA Video Released

CHICAGO, IL (October 7, 2013) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) has just released an updated version of “Why AVA.”

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New Video Curriculum on Loving Mercy and Doing Justice Available

CHICAGO, IL (October 4, 2013) – The new video curriculum “Love Mercy, Do Justice: Responding Faithfully to God’s Call” is designed to help people take action and not just think about justice, says Bruce Lawson, who oversaw the project from its inception last November. Continue Reading »

Christians Have ‘Moral Obligation’ in Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

CHICAGO, IL (September 24, 2013) — Christians in the United States need to move beyond their “bifurcated” discussions about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and live out their moral obligation to pursue a “third way” of reconciliation in the region, two Covenant ministers who have long studied the issue said during a CovChurch.tv webcast on Friday. Continue Reading »

Webcast to Focus on Israel, Palestine Issues

CHICAGO, IL (September 16, 2013) — Christian perspectives and potential responses to the conflict in Israeli and Palestine will be the topic of a live webcast featuring Mae Elise Cannon and Jay Phelan at 10 a.m. (CDT) Friday. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Weigh in on Syria

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 10, 2013) — A question on Facebook asking Covenanters to share their thoughts on whether the U.S. should respond with military action in Syria highlighted the complexity of the issue and a range of opinions throughout the denomination. Continue Reading »

Creating a Safe Place to Talk about Immigration

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 6, 2013) — Two members of the Covenant’s Commission on Christian Action (CAC) and a local pastor stressed the need for people to truly listen to one another’s stories and opinions during a roundtable discussion on the proposed Resolution on Immigration.
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Handcuffed, Imprisoned, a Pastor Finds Peace

CHICAGO, IL (September 6, 2013) — Editor’s note: This week Covenant News Service is highlighting stories of immigration and the proposed Resolution on Immigration to be voted on at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As part of this coverage we are posting letters from people who have immigrated to the United States without documentation and from pastors who regularly minister to undocumented people.

Margarita Monsalve is a church planter for the Evangelical Covenant Church in the Pacific Southwest Conference. She currently is in the country legally on a temporary basis while waiting to hear whether she will be allowed to remain in the United States. For a previous story on Monsalve that highlighted her case and the support she received from denomination leaders, click here. Continue Reading »

Talking as a Church About Immigration

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2013)—October 15 is the deadline for Covenant churches and individuals to submit their input to the Christian Action Commission about the proposed resolution on immigration.
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Feeling “Second Class”: A Pastor Tells Her Story

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2013) — Editor’s note: This week Covenant News Service is highlighting stories of immigration and the proposed Resolution on Immigration to be voted on at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As part of this coverage we are posting letters from people who have immigrated to the United States without documentation and from pastors who regularly minister to undocumented people. This church planter asked that only her first initial be used.

By D, a Covenant pastor

Back in Mexico I started a bachelor’s in business administration; however, I couldn’t finish because of financial reasons. When I came to this country one of the main challenges was the language, and then finding a job was another major challenge. Here in the U.S. it was more difficult to find employment in something related to what I have studied, which ended up affecting my personal and professional development, as well as my life plans. Continue Reading »

Immigration Dialogue to Be Webcast Thursday

CHICAGO, IL (September 3, 2013) — Discussion of the proposed Covenant resolution on immigration will be the focus of Thursday’s installment of Take One, a roundtable webcast that invites viewers to dialogue with participants. Continue Reading »