MCC in the News

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.


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