MCC Blog

MCC Blog September 9, 2019

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. Since its inception in 1989, Christians around the world (147 denominations and ecumenical councils) have observed this season with events on six continents… Read More

MCC Blog August 23, 2019

MAINE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES RESPONDS TO PEOPLE’S VETO EFFORTS   Perhaps you saw the August 9 headline in the Portland Press Herald, “Organizers turn to churches in efforts to undo abortion…laws.”  And perhaps you were as frustrated as… Read More

WHEN WE IN THE CHURCH ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY…AND THE GOSPEL

We who call ourselves Christians have too often found ourselves on the wrong side of history. In the not-so-distant past, some of our churches supported slavery. Some became apologists for segregation and apartheid. Some defended Hitler. Some opposed

MCC Blog October 26, 2018

Featured Guest Blogger John Hennessy Director of Maine Episcopal Network for Justice OUR FAITH, OUR VOTE, OUR VOICE Maine Episcopal Network for Justice Election Engagement Program – Fall 2018   As followers of Jesus, we can live out… Read More

Maine Council of Churches Stands in Solidarity With Our Muslim Sisters and Brothers

As people of faith, we condemn the Supreme Court decision to uphold the administration’s travel ban on people from several mostly Muslim countries

MCC Blog April 19, 2018

Please sign the linked petition and circulate within your faith communities – this petition calls on the legislature to pass and fund the opioid bills on their table this year, and is intended to add to the pressure to DO SOMETHING. Help us send a strong signal to legislators that people of faith demand action now

MCC Blog January 26, 2018

Maine Interfaith Advocacy Days “Lift Every Voice!” March 19 and 20 This two-day event is designed to bring people of all faiths together in our state capital to worship, learn, and advocate effectively with Maine’s legislators on the… Read More

MCC Blog August 16, 2017

The tragic and disturbing events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend might lead some to conclude that seven hundred miles isn’t all that separates us here in Maine

MCC Blog July 27, 2017

Next month, MCC Board president Bonny Rodden and her family will be traveling to Oregon to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21. The sky will grow so dark that they will be able to see the stars at midday, as well as the sun’s corona and chromosphere and gusts of solar plasma.

MCC Blog June 15, 2017

MAINE NEVER GOT OUT OF THE GAME!
I’m sure many of you saw the article in the New York Times on June 10: “Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game,” by Laurie Goodstein. While I was happy to see that the media…read more