MCC in the News

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

Letter to the editor: Maine churches grateful for law protecting victims of sexual trafficking

From the Portland Press Herald, April 25, 2016. Click here to read the letter.

Letter to the Editor: Medicaid expansion right thing to do

From the Bangor Daily News, Monday, February 29, 2016 Medicaid expansion right thing to do The Maine Council of Churches, representing nine denominations and 550 congregations across the state, would like to add its voice to those of… Read More

A faith-based call to undo decades of over-criminalization, mass incarceration

From the Bangor Daily News, January 28, 2016 Click here to read the article.