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
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
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
As people of faith, we condemn the Supreme Court decision to uphold the administration’s travel ban on people from several mostly Muslim countries
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
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
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
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.
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
Why, in the world, does my faith matter? That is the question keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Bill Barter asked 130 people of faith who gathered in Augusta on March 27 and 28 for Interfaith Advocacy Days. I have… Read More