MCC in the News

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

Lawmakers hear passionate debate over restoring parole in Maine

Advocates said parole is the hope incarcerated people need to better their lives and become productive, but opponents say it will only cause additional trauma to victims and survivors of violent crimes. BY RANDY BILLINGSSTAFF WRITER PORTLAND PRESS HERALD… Read More

3 years later, the pandemic cocoon is giving way to social butterflies

Long after Maine’s first case of coronavirus, communal activities and gatherings are reaching pre-pandemic levels again, though troubling remnants of isolation persist. BY JOE LAWLOR AND HANNAH LACLAIRE STAFF WRITER PORTLAND PRESS HERALD 3/12/2023 The thwack of beanbags hitting cornhole boards reverberated… Read More

Sixty years later, King’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ resonates in Maine

BY MEGAN GRAY STAFF WRITER | PORTLAND PRESS HERALD | JANUARY 15, 2023 The letter is being read publicly Monday in an online remembrance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Some of the readers shared their thoughts… Read More

14 people have died in Maine prisons and jails in 2022

MCC Executive Director, Rev. Jane Field, and Board member Diane Dicranian, appear on NBC News Channel coverage of “Stop Killing Us” rally in Augusta.

More than 1,000 march in Portland to protest abortion ruling

Posted June 24 Press HeraldBY PENELOPE OVERTON AND MEGAN GRAY STAFF WRITER The ruling means women no longer have a constitutional right to abortion, but Maine state law protects that right within state borders. More than 1,000 people took to the streets of… Read More

Mainers find ways to send aid and support to the people of Ukraine

Mainers find ways to send aid and support to the people of Ukraine

MCC Executive Director Jane Field was a VIP caller on Maine Calling, 4/28/2022
Click here to listen or download it wherever you get your podcasts.

Orrington church suing the governor for pandemic restrictions says its case still matters

Calvary Chapel Bangor is still suing the governor for pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings that haven’t been in effect for more than a year. BY EMILY ALLEN STAFF WRITER PORTLAND PRESS HERALD APRIL 6, 2022 An Orrington church that… Read More

Maine Voices: People of faith urge legislators, Gov. Mills to support tribal sovereignty

L.D. 1626 is a necessary part of seeking reconciliation with the people of the Dawnland. BY EVELYN JOHNSON MOORE AND JOHN HENNESSY SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD February 2, 2022 The Mi’kmaq word “upisktwo,” often translated as “forgiveness,” actually… Read More

Why a Christian minister supports abortion rights

BANGOR DAILYY NEWS January 20, 2022 by Opinion Contributor Rev. Marvin M. Ellison is professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Bangor Theological Seminary. As a Christian minister, I support reproductive rights. The weekend of Jan. 22-23, coinciding with the… Read More