As faithful Christians and loyal Presbyterians, our faith and conscience compel us to state the following:

In obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, guided by scriptures and the legacy left to us by those who went before us-our Confessions and the Book of Order-and after individual and collective study, consideration, and prayer, we have determined that we cannot agree to abide by the recently passed amendment to G-6.0106 ("Amendment B") without violating our informed conscience, faith, and interpretation of our obligations.

We covenant together to elect, ordain, and install as officers those members with suitable gifts who are called to ministry, who are persons of strong faith, dedicated discipleship, and love of Jesus Christ, and whose manner of life is a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and the world, without additional requirements or restrictions.





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Prepared by elders and pastors from National Capital region on March 25, 1997. Please return signed copy to Stonecatchers, 1313 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20005

The Covenant of Dissent is specifically designed to enable sessions, presbyteries, and synods, as well as individuals, to proclaim their witness. We urge you to organize support for this among the church bodies and organizations of which you are a part. Please return the Covenant to the address above. All names and titles on the Covenant of Dissent will be forwarded to officials in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and no other use will be made of them.

The Stonecatchers - Phone 202-484-7700

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