MCC in the News


When our newsletter arrived in your mailbox, it was probably nestled in amongst many December fundraising appeals from non-profits and charities asking for your donation.  As you consider your end-of-year giving, please keep the Maine Council of Churches… Read More

Standing Together Against Hate

The Rev. Larry Weeks of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Portland, the Rev. Jane Field, executive director of the Maine Council of Churches, and the Rev. Todd Glacy of Sacred Sound and Living focus on their hearts …

Call for civility with your vote

Letters to the Editor, Current Publishing –October 28, 2016 In the heat of the outrage over Gov. LePage’s unseemly voicemail to Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, I was impressed that Westbrook held a rally, not for revenge, but for decency,… Read More

Politics based on mutual respect, honesty

Letters to the Editor, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, October 19, 2016 click here to read the full letter.

Letter: Candidates should sign civility pledge

By The Forecaster on October 17, 2016. click here to read the letter.        

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