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With profound sorrow and deep outrage, the Maine Council of Churches condemns the anti-Semitic act of hatred and lethal violence perpetrated on the worshiping congregation of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, and extends our prayers, our sympathy, our support and our solidarity to them and to our Jewish siblings here in Maine.
MCC shared the statement below at a news conference Friday, five hours before Senator Collins announced she would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
As an organization that has been committed to promoting civil discourse for nearly a decade, the Maine Council of Churches is appalled at the horrific vulgarity and threats of violence being directed at Senator Susan Collins and her staff. We condemn in no uncertain terms
As people of faith, we condemn the Supreme Court decision to uphold the administration’s travel ban on people from several mostly Muslim countries
The Maine Council of Churches opposes, in the strongest terms, the policy of separating children from their parents at the southern US border and is grateful that President Trump has issued an executive order ending the practice after an outcry from leaders
Executive Director condemned the U.S. Attorney General for using Romans 13 as a defense to justify separating children and their parents at the southern border.
See Portland Press Herald story
Maine Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Faith leaders gathered in Augusta on Wednesday to host a vigil for the hundreds of people in Maine lost last year to drug overdoses.
Join us on Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, at the Maine State House in Augusta. People of faith are invited to join us in a prayerful witness to the need for compassion and funding so that Mainers affected by the opioid crisis can receive treatment, benefit from harm reduction measures, and gain access to insurance through the expansion of Medicaid. Stand with us as we line the halls of the State House in silent witness to the 418 lives lost to overdose in Maine last year. Then join your voices with ours in prayer and song in the rotunda as we call for a moral budget that saves lives and offers hope.