MCC in the News

Activists gather in Portland to support ‘Dreamers’

by WGMEThursday, February 22nd 2018   PORTLAND (WGME) – Dozens of immigration activists gathered in Congress Square Thursday. They want protections for so-called “Dreamers.” They’re hoping to send a message of encouragement to Senator Susan Collins, who was… Read More

Maine Faith Leaders: GOP Tax Plan ‘Neither Just Nor Moral’

The rally comes as the Senate prepares to vote on the bill later this week.

Maine Voices: Congress needs to show compassion, respect and caring for others

As lawmakers move ahead in the budget process, we pray they will vote for the vulnerable and voiceless. BY BONNY RODDEN / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD  FALMOUTH — There’s an inconvenient truth when it comes to cutting taxes: You… Read More

Initiative Aims To Clear Up Stereotypes, Misconceptions About New Mainers

Fowsia Musse during a recent Communities Against Hate meeting in Lewiston.

Letter to the editor: Another round of applause for Sens. Collins and King on health care

from the Portland Press Herald, August 3, 2017 Sen. Susan Collins deserves our thanks for putting people above politics. By bucking her political party and voting along with Sen. Angus King to oppose the “skinny repeal” of the… Read More

Maine religious leaders urge Sen. Collins to take a stand against health care repeal

from the Maine Beacon, June 25, 2017Members of Faith in Public Life and Mainers for Accountable Leadership rallied in  Portland’s Lobsterman Park on Friday to urge Senator Susan Collins to oppose the Republican health care repeal plan. “Speaking… Read More

Maine Compass: The moral case for Mainecare We can’t sit back and watch as an important part of the safety net is dismantled.

The Kennebec Journal, May 17, 2017 Whenever I find myself in a confusing situation that requires a decision, I find it helpful to fall back on simple moral truths, such as “don’t forget to say please and thank… Read More

Fund Addiction Treatment

from the Bangor Daily News, Opinion, 5/8/2017 The Maine Council of Churches strongly supports all efforts to fully fund drug and alcohol treatment programs in Maine. In the early 1930s, when people addicted to drugs and alcohol were… Read More

Bishop Robert Deeley condemns Trump’s immigration orders

The Sun Journal, Tuesday, January 31 Maine Catholic Bishop Robert Deeley and other religious leaders in Maine condemned President Donald Trump’s ban on some Muslim countries, saying it goes against Christian teachings and what the country stands for…. Read More

Maine’s religious leaders condemn Trump’s immigration ban

Bangor Daily News,  Jan. 30, 2017 Religious leaders in Maine on Sunday and Monday condemned President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim nations.