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With profound sorrow and deep outrage, the Maine Council of Churches condemns the anti-Semitic act of hatred and lethal violence perpetrated on the worshiping congregation of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, and extends our prayers, our sympathy, our support and our solidarity to them and to our Jewish siblings here in Maine.
MCC shared the statement below at a news conference Friday, five hours before Senator Collins announced she would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
As an organization that has been committed to promoting civil discourse for nearly a decade, the Maine Council of Churches is appalled at the horrific vulgarity and threats of violence being directed at Senator Susan Collins and her staff. We condemn in no uncertain terms
As people of faith, we condemn the Supreme Court decision to uphold the administration’s travel ban on people from several mostly Muslim countries
The Maine Council of Churches opposes, in the strongest terms, the policy of separating children from their parents at the southern US border and is grateful that President Trump has issued an executive order ending the practice after an outcry from leaders
Executive Director condemned the U.S. Attorney General for using Romans 13 as a defense to justify separating children and their parents at the southern border.
See Portland Press Herald story
As congregations here in Maine gathered to mark the beginning of Lent with the sign of ashes—ashes that remind us of our mortality and of our need for repentance—students, teachers, administrators, families and first responders in Parkland and Coral Springs, Florida, suffered a horrific and unthinkable tragedy
MCC Board President Bonny Rodden and Rep. Betty Austin discuss solar and food waste bills at the Environmental Priorities Coalition breakfast at the Statehouse.
The rally comes as the Senate prepares to vote on the bill later this week.
Fowsia Musse during a recent Communities Against Hate meeting in Lewiston.
by SUSAN SHARON / MAINE PUBLIC / NOV 6, 2017