Covenant 5

 Living the promise of peace, justice and dignity in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and beyond... 

Gun Violence

“We will no longer be silent while violence permeates our world, our society, our Church, our homes and ourselves. Our faith calls us to be ministers of reconciliation, to give voice to the voiceless and to strive for justice in the name of our Lord.” 

Bishops Ian T. Douglas, James E. Curry and Laura J. Ahrens of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Here are resources for study and action regarding the epidemic of gun violence in the United States:

The Brady Campaign

Bishops Against Gun Violence

Episcopal Peace Fellowship Gun Violence Action Group

EPF response to Las Vegas massacre

Welcome to Covenant 5!

Applying for 2018 funding from Covenant 5?

Those who are seeking 2018 Justice and Peace Ministry funding from Covenant 5, please note that the funding meeting will be on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Novi, Michigan from 10:30am to 1:30pm

Click the button below to download the application form

Diocesan Convention Resolutions

Resolutions to this year's Diocesan Convention can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. 

Resources for Resolutions

Resources for learning more about the subjects of the Diocesan Convention resolutions can be found on the Resources page.

About Covenant 5

Who are we?

Welcome to, the Web site of Covenant 5, a community of ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan educating and advocating for social justice. If you are concerned about peace, justice and dignity issues and want to do something positive about them, you are in the right place.

The origin of Covenant 5 of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan dates back to a meeting in 2002 in which Bishop Gibbs gathered those who were members of existing diocesan social justice ministries and others who had an interest in working for social justice. Bishop Gibbs envisioned a coalition of ministries who related to the fifth Baptismal promise -- "Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?"

Covenant 5 ministries have long had an emphasis on advocacy as a way to fulfill the gospel imperative of seeking justice, peace and equality. The definition of advocacy ministry as we understand it focuses on striving to formulate and implement public policy, and supporting grass-roots efforts for social change and other justice concerns. Examples include organizing or joining legislative advocacy efforts in conjunction with the Episcopal Public Policy Network, sponsoring educational events, and letter-writing campaigns. 

Diocesan ministry members of Covenant 5 include Disability Awareness, Economic Justice Commission, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Prison Ministry, and TBLG Concerns.

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