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.


    JEWISH CONGREGATIONS IN MAINE (This list is likely incomplete—please let us know about those we’ve missed) Bet Ha’am Rabbi Jared Saks 81 Westbrook Street South Portland 207-879-0028 www.bethaam.org https://www.facebook.com/BetHaam Temple Beth El Rabbi Carolyn Braun 400… Read More

Prevention of youth suicide

LD1694 – Prevention of youth suicide Directs the Department of Education to develop protocols for schools to prevent youth suicide. Click here to read the full text of the bill.

Addressing Race & Immigration

LD1740 – Forced labor, human trafficking Creates the crimes of criminal forced labor (and aggravated criminal forced labor involving a victim under 18). Read the full text of the bill here.

Addressing Childhood Poverty

LD1774 – LIFT 2.0 Establishes two programs to increase access to education and training for low-income parents and individuals. Read the full text of the bill here. LD1684 – Food shaming Forbids food shaming, food denial and use… Read More

Addressing Environmental Care & Protection

LD1534 – Food waste Establishes a commission to develop a comprehensive strategy to advance food recovery and limit food waste. Click here to read the full text of the bill.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

LD1711 – H.O.U.S.E. Establishes a pilot project to provide low-barrier treatment and stable housing for homeless opioid users. Click here to read to full text of the bill. LD1707 – Clean syringes Provides funds to support hypodermic exchange… Read More

Voices of Faith and the Faithful in Maine

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
University of Souhtern Maine – Hannaford Hall
Please join us for a special reception and lecture series to honor the social justice ministry of Bishop Stephen T. Lane on the occasion of his retirement from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. Hear from leading voices how current politics are changing religious attitudes and how religious behaviors are changing politics.

Brave Change: Courageous Churches is a one-day gathering for those who want to bravely lead change in their church with prayerful planning.

Whether it is grappling with helping our communities make sense of the large-scale reality of shifts in the global climate, the challenges of the opioid epidemic, or navigating the everyday ups and downs of contemporary congregational life, as leaders in ministry we intimately know that we are serving in moments of powerful, disruptive transformation.
Click here for event and registration details.