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


During this holiday season, we at the Maine Council of Churches wish you and your loved ones the Advent blessings of hope, peace, joy and love. We pray for the families, congregations and communities of Maine: that our hope for a better tomorrow is sustained, that our homes and streets are peaceful and safe, that the joy in our hearts is sheltered and nurtured, and that love of neighbor shapes both the gifts we receive and those we give. In this bleak midwinter, when earth stands hard as iron, and water like a stone, when snow is falling, snow on snow on snow, let us remember together that astonishing wonders can unfold in the unlikeliest of places, against all odds, and let us repeat that sounding joy to the world!

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.