MCC in the News

Coming together in faith even as a virus pulls communities apart

Religious leaders in Greater Portland are finding ways to foster togetherness as the coronavirus pandemic forces them to limit or even cancel physical services. From The Portland Press Herald March 16, 2020By Megan Gray and Rob Wolfe Staff… Read More

Maine Voices: It’s time to tell Americans the whole truth about CIA torture program

A new movie based on a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation makes clear how much we still don’t know.

Veterans Day movement: ring bells for peace

from The Sun Journal, Nov. 6, 2019 NORWAY — Maine Veterans Groups and Maine Council of Churches ask for churches to join together on Nov. 11, 2019 at 11 a.m., in honor and remembrance of all those Veterans… Read More

Maine Council of Churches and friends are featured in an article in this month’s “Journey” magazine, “Faith and Action: Clergy As Allies,” pp. 22-23, about the faith community’s response to substance use disorder and the overdose crisis.

Maine Voices: As stewards of God’s creation, we must protect America’s public lands

The Land and Water Conservation Fund – which uses no taxpayer dollars – should receive a full and permanent federal appropriation.
By Jane Field Special to the Press Herald, October 5, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Not all churches support people’s veto efforts, surprise medical bills, questions about BDN reporting

By Our readers. Letters submitted by BDN readers, edited and verified by BDN Opinion Page staff. Send your letters to • September 9, 2019 11:57 am Not all churches support people’s veto efforts Some media coverage of… Read More

Board Member Spotlight: The Reverend Alyssa Lodewick

An article from Table Settings, The Newsletter of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ (MEUCC) Board of Directors, Issue 2 Warm Summertime Greetings from the Maine Council of Churches! Seeking Common Ground, Working for the… Read More

Voters, politicians and religious leaders should all recognize and respond when political rhetoric goes too far.

Maine Voices: Let’s all push for an end to the hate-spewing that fuels gun violence

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