MCC in the News

14 people have died in Maine prisons and jails in 2022

MCC Executive Director, Rev. Jane Field, and Board member Diane Dicranian, appear on NBC News Channel coverage of “Stop Killing Us” rally in Augusta.

More than 1,000 march in Portland to protest abortion ruling

Posted June 24 Press HeraldBY PENELOPE OVERTON AND MEGAN GRAY STAFF WRITER The ruling means women no longer have a constitutional right to abortion, but Maine state law protects that right within state borders. More than 1,000 people took to the streets of… Read More

Mainers find ways to send aid and support to the people of Ukraine

Mainers find ways to send aid and support to the people of Ukraine

MCC Executive Director Jane Field was a VIP caller on Maine Calling, 4/28/2022
Click here to listen or download it wherever you get your podcasts.

Orrington church suing the governor for pandemic restrictions says its case still matters

Calvary Chapel Bangor is still suing the governor for pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings that haven’t been in effect for more than a year. BY EMILY ALLEN STAFF WRITER PORTLAND PRESS HERALD APRIL 6, 2022 An Orrington church that… Read More

Maine Voices: People of faith urge legislators, Gov. Mills to support tribal sovereignty

L.D. 1626 is a necessary part of seeking reconciliation with the people of the Dawnland. BY EVELYN JOHNSON MOORE AND JOHN HENNESSY SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD February 2, 2022 The Mi’kmaq word “upisktwo,” often translated as “forgiveness,” actually… Read More

Why a Christian minister supports abortion rights

BANGOR DAILYY NEWS January 20, 2022 by Opinion Contributor Rev. Marvin M. Ellison is professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Bangor Theological Seminary. As a Christian minister, I support reproductive rights. The weekend of Jan. 22-23, coinciding with the… Read More

Bill Nemitz: Breaking their silence on abortion – bless them every one

Spurred on by the Maine Council of Churches, clergy members prepare to celebrate a ‘Sabbath for Reproductive Justice.’ BY BILL NEMITZ COLUMNIST – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD January 16, 2022 They will rise to their pulpits next weekend, the 49th… Read More

Letter to the editor: Remote worship services could reduce other burdens in Maine

They could help slow the spread of COVID, limiting hospital caseloads, and ensure that our schools stay open. from the Portland Press Herald Opinion January 18, 2022 The Maine Council of Churches was right, and thinking ethically, to… Read More

Maine Council of Churches urges virtual-only worship services to slow surge of COVID-19

While some churches will consider the council’s plea to reduce virus transmission, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland will continue to offer in-person services, saying its protocols have proven effective. BY KELLEY BOUCHARD PORTLAND PRESS HERALD STAFF WRITER January… Read More

Maine Provides Leadership on Religion and Vaccines

A Q&A With Rev. Jane Field of the Maine Council of Churches