MCC in the News

Letter to the editor: It’s important to speak up for principles, against hate

from the Portland Pres Herald, What is the message our society is giving to students like Meghan Scott Curran from Falmouth, who is performing at Footlights Theatre in a play about the Holocaust? Through the voices of survivors,… Read More

Letter to the editor: All Christians don’t share Civic League’s LGBTQ view

from the Portland Press Herald 3.14.2018 Those reading Scott Thistle’s March 9 front-page article “Bill outlawing gay ‘therapy’ clears hurdle” might draw the mistaken conclusion that all Christians in Maine share the Christian Civic League’s view of L.D…. Read More

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