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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.

Living for 32 Event Poster

Film Viewing and Discussion: “Living for 32” The inspirational story of one of the survivors of the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech in April 2007 MINNIE BROWN CENTER Tuesday, March 22, 7:00pm Doors open at 6:30pm 906 Washington… Read More

Day-Long Restorative Justice Workshop: What is Yours to Do?

Restorative Justice in Maine (RJIME) is excited to welcome to Maine two amazing and inspirational leaders,  Mr. Lyndon Harris and Mr. David LaMotte of North Carolina.   Wednesday, March 23, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Bowdoin College, Brunswick–Main Lounge, Moulton Union Cost… Read More

A faith-based call to undo decades of over-criminalization, mass incarceration

From the Bangor Daily News, January 28, 2016 Click here to read the article.

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.  

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.

An Ecumenical Singing Celebration of Thanksgiving

On Wednesday, November 26, at 7:00pm, at St. Luke’s Cathedral (143 State Street), clergy and laity from many of Portland’s churches will gather to sing and reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving. All are welcome at this ecumenical Thanksgiving celebration—please come!