MCC in the News

Mitchell Decries Negative Tone of Election

From Maine Things Considered, October 20, 2016, click here to listen.

Commentary: Falsehoods, vitriol may win elections, but they throw democracy for a loss

The Maine Council of Churches reminds voters that effectiveness is never a litmus test for morality. From The Portland Press Herald, September, 2016, click here to read the full article.

MCC Board President Bonny Rodden at The Common Ground Fair

She explained the Council’s activities
and encouraged passersby
to sign the pledge to be civil

Bishop Stephen Lane in support of a living wage for Mainers

At Rally for Decency MCC President Advocates for Civil Discourse

click here to view the full text of Aug. 31, 2016 speech

Westbrook ‘rally for decency’ draws 200 who back Gattine in LePage controversy

From The Portland Press Herald, August 31, 2016 click here to read the full article

Paul LePage: is this one outburst too many for Maine’s Trump-like governor?

From The Guardian, August 31, 2016 click here to read entire article

MCC Statement on Gov. LePage’s Recent Remarks

The Maine Council of Churches, which has a longstanding commitment to promoting civil discourse, is dismayed at Gov. LePage’s recent remarks about race, racial profiling, and his verbal attack on Rep. Drew Gattine.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t jeopardize SNAP

From the Bangor Daily News on July 29, 2016–click here to read the letter

Letter to the Editor: Keep the debate on gun control honest, respectful and civil

From the Portland Press Herald on July 6, 2016–click here to read the letter