The Things That Make for Peace

In recognition of the 5th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, Maine Council of Churches produced a new resource for churches and individual people of faith:  The Things That Make For Peace. Download the PDF of… Read More

Turning Toward Truth: Forging a New Understanding of Thanksgiving

The Capital Area Multi-Faith Association invites you to “Turning Toward Truth: Forging a New Understanding of Thanksgiving” on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 4-5 pm at Temple Beth El in Augusta. All are welcome.

Two Member Denominations Call for Civil Discourse As a Matter of Faith

Leaders of two of MCC’s member denominations both issued statements this week calling for civil discourse in U.S. civic life and mentioning MCC’s leadership in promoting civil discourse as a matter of faith.

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.

Environmental Priorities Coalition – LD 1535

An Act To Protect Firefighters by Prohibiting the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals – This bill is currently tabled in the Senate due to Sen. Saviello. Click here to read text of… Read More

Gun safety – partial rollback of constitutional carry bill from last session

Pending approval by bi-partisan leadership, the Legislature may revisit the rescinding of any approval process for concealed carry permits for firearms.  We will continue to monitor this issue but no action thus far.

Supplemental Budget (with focus on reimbursement to municipalities for general assistance)

Sen. Gerzofsky has expressed uncertainty regarding what would happen on the supplemental budget.  He said he thought the priority for surplus funds would likely be education, but that it’s too soon to know.

An Act to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking

This bill would allow victim-survivors of human trafficking to petition for “protection from abuse” orders against those that trafficked them. Click here to read full text of bill.  

Canceled – Lift Every Voice: Interfaith Advocacy Days in Augusta

Monday, March 19, South Parish Congregational Church
Tuesday, March 20, Maine State Capitol

Ending Hunger in Maine — Creative Solutions

Union Church to host panel discussion on ending hunger in Maine, 7th worst state in the nation and falling.