MCC in the News

The Rev. Dr. Jodi Hayashida: A more humane approach to drug addiction

One of the primary demands of people of faith is that we acknowledge that every life as sacred and therefore love one another in word and deed. For decades we have been told that, strange as it seems,… Read More

Red flag laws can help to reduce suicide

from the Bangor Daily News
April 30, 2019
By Jane Field, Opinion guest column

Faith leaders rally in Augusta to protest detention of immigrant children

They say the Trump administration policies that put immigrant children in detention facilities constitute a moral crisis. By Abigail AustinKennebec Journal Share The Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill speaks at Wednesday’s rally in Augusta. Faith leaders from around the state… Read More

Maine Council of Churches Opposes Kavanaugh Appointment

From Maine Public By Jennifer Mitchell October 4, 2018 The Maine Council of Churches has come out against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. “To begin with, we felt that the temperament and… Read More

Letter to the editor: Lawmakers stand up for respectful discourse

from the Bangor Daily News, September 8, 2018 It was heartening to read that the Government Oversight Committee took the unusual step last week of demanding that Gov. Paul LePage apologize for his caustic comments about a legislator. At a… Read More

Serious Concerns Over SCOTUS Nomination Issues

Stand up for dignity
As a nonpartisan organization, the Maine Council of Churches does not support or oppose political appointees or nominees. We do speak out about principles. As Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins consider the nominee to the Supreme Court

Maine Voices: Punishment shouldn’t be used to help people fight hunger, find jobs

A Legislature that puts up barriers making it harder for people to access food is immoral and unjust. By Jane Field Special to the Press Herald, June 27, 2018 From the beginning – as in “In the beginning,”… Read More

Maine church organization expresses its outrage over separation of families at the border

Maine church organization expresses its outrage over separation of families at the border pressherald.com/2018/06/20/maine-church-organization-expresses-its-outrage-over-separation-of-families-at-the-border/ By Megan Doyle June 20, 2018 The Maine Council of Churches has issued a statement calling the Trump administration policy of separating children from… Read More

New Maine group forms to speak out against hate crimes, bias

Caroline Losneck | Maine Public Hundreds of people marched in Portland to protest racism, August 2017. By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff • June 6, 2018 11:36 am PORTLAND, Maine — A coalition of nonprofit groups has joined to create unifymaine, an… Read More

Maine Council of Churches commends Kittery transgender policy

from Seacoastonline, letters to  the editor, Posted Jun 6, 2018 at 6:25 PM June 6 — To the Editor: The seven member-denominations, along with the associate members and cooperating bodies of the Maine Council of Churches (representing 434 congregations and over 50,000 members) are… Read More