Channel 13 featured the testimony of MCC Exec Dir Jane Field in its coverage of the public hearing for gun safety bills LD 2224 and 2238.

Physicians, gun owners, activists pack Maine State House for hearing on gun reform

Dozens of people testified for and against a pair of bills that include expanding background check requirements to advertised private firearms sales and a 72-hour waiting period on purchases. Randy Billings Press Herald Rachel Ohm Press Herald 03/07/2024… Read More

Churches host ‘Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath’ this weekend

Maine Public | By Carol BousquetPublished February 18, 2024 at 10:51 AM EST The Maine Council of Churches and gun safety advocates encouraged houses of worship in Maine to participate in a “Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath” this weekend. Reverend Jane… Read More

Maine churches join Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath following Lewiston mass shooting

by Aysia Reed, WGME Sun, February 18th 2024 at 4:59 PM BRUNSWICK (WGME)- The Maine Gun Safety Coalition encouraged Maine places of worship to participate in a Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath in the wake of the Lewiston mass shooting…. Read More

Gun safety awareness Sabbath urged

Posted February 15 Lewiston Sun Journal The Maine Council of Churches, in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, has invited faith communities across Maine to observe a ‘Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath’… Read More

Maine church leaders call for gun violence prevention, weekend of prayer

The Maine Council of Churches and Episcopal Diocese of Maine are encouraging all faith traditions to join in Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath. Posted February 16 Updated February 17 Kelley Bouchard Staff Writer The Maine Council of Churches, Episcopal… Read More

Opinion: Together we can confront gun idolatry in Maine

Feb. 16-18 is Gun Safety Awareness Sabbath, an opportunity for all faith communities in the state to pray in unity for safety from gun violence. Posted February 16The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown Special to the Press Herald… Read More

MCC Executive Director Jane Field appeared on the national CBS News recently, discussing MCC’s advocacy work to remove the religious exemption for vaccinations of school children.

Click above to watch the story

Lewiston, Maine tragedy sparks wider support for ASL interpretation

One of the tragedy’s impacts has been widening awareness of the need to make community information and mourning rituals accessible in American Sign Language. Four of those who died when a gunman opened fire at Schemengees Bar & Grille were deaf, causing significant impact on Maine’s Deaf community and their loves ones.  

Gov. Mills introduces bill to expand abortion access as Democrats line up in support

The legislation would allow abortions to be performed after viability of the fetus as long as a physician determines it is necessary. BY PENELOPE OVERTON STAFF WRITER PORTLAND PRESS HERALD 4/12/2023 Gov. Janet Mills formally introduced her bill to… Read More