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In wake of anti-Muslim graffiti at USM, rally of religious groups appeals for inclusiveness

Portland Press Herald – December 7, 2016 Stand up against bias and intolerance, organizer Reza Jalili says amid a spate of hate crimes since the divisive election. click here to continue reading

Homeless Persons Annual Memorial Vigil

Portland’s Homeless Persons Annual Memorial Vigil
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Lewiston-Auburn Candlelight Vigil
4:30 to 5:30 pm
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Fall Newsletter

MCC Fall 2016 Newsletter

MCC Presents Civil Discourse Event Featuring Senator George Mitchell

Senator Mitchell said candidates should be able to disagree on issues without the damaging rhetoric of 2016. Watch here for entire speech and Q and A.

MCC Statement on Gov. LePage’s Recent Remarks

The Maine Council of Churches, which has a longstanding commitment to promoting civil discourse, is dismayed at Gov. LePage’s recent remarks about race, racial profiling, and his verbal attack on Rep. Drew Gattine.

New England UMC Bishop Endorses Background Checks on All Gun Sales in Maine

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church endorse background checks on all gun purchases in Maine.

Spring Newsletter

The Maine Council of Churches Spring 2016 newsletter is now available!

MCC Member Episcopal Diocese of Maine Launches Network for Justice

On Saturday, March 12, a group of fifty lay people, clergy, legislators, and social justice advocates gathered at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland for a faith-based advocacy training workshop presented by Bishop Lane’s new initiative “Maine Episcopal Network for Justice.”

MCC Board Votes to Endorse Initiative to Require Background Checks on All Gun Sales

The MCC Board voted to publicly endorse the November 2016 ballot initiative to require background checks of all gun sales. Faith communities wishing to add their support can find an endorsement form here.

MCC Welcomes New Board Member

The Maine Council of Churches welcomes its newest board member, Rev. Alyssa Lodewick, representing the UCC.