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February 7, 2024

April 2024 Total Eclipse in Maine

by Mary Beth DiMarco

Eclipse News from Houlton Join Church of the Good Shepherd in Houlton, Maine to see one of the true wonders of living in this solar system of God’s creation! In celebration of the total eclipse...

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February 5, 2024

2024 Weekly Legislative Update #3

by John Hennessy

February 5, 2024 LD 780 – RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Protect Personal Reproductive Autonomy was voted out of the Judiciary Committee with a divided report. Democrats on the committee supported...

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January 30, 2024

2024 Weekly Legislative Update #2

by John Hennessy

January 28, 2024 The legislative committees continue to hold public hearings and work on bills at a very quick pace although not necessarily on bills we are working on. Read the legislative report here. Remember,...

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January 16, 2024

2024 Weekly Legislative Update #1

by John Hennessy

January 15, 2024 The second session of the Maine Legislature is off and running. Having carried over a record number of bills from the first session and adding another 100 or so “Emergency” bills, every...

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January 11, 2024

The Gun Safety Day of Action, and What’s Next

by Susan Sherrill Axelrod

Dozens of Episcopalians were among the hundreds of Mainers gathered at the Maine State House in Augusta on January 3—the first day of the new legislative session—to press for gun safety reform. Among them was...

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December 20, 2023

Episcopal Diocese of Maine will affiliate with the Wabanaki Alliance Tribal Coalition

by The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown

Letter from Bishop Brown to members of the Climate Justice Council, Committee on Indian Relations, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, and Racial Justice Council, Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and diocesan staff: 20 December 2023, an Ember Day...

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November 1, 2023

A Pastoral Word from Bishop Brown

by The Rt. Rev. Bishop Thomas James Brown

A Pastoral Word from Bishop Thomas Brown to the Episcopal Diocese of Maine in the wake of the mass shooting in Lewiston 27 October 2023 On Wednesday evening, our beloved community of Lewiston joined the...

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October 26, 2023

Bishop Brown’s Reflection following the devastation in Lewiston-Auburn

by The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown

Earlier today in a press briefing Governor Mills captured beautifully not only what we’re feeling, but also what we’re praying. 18 of our neighbors have died, and 13 others are injured.* This is a moment...

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October 12, 2023

2023 Legislative Review

by John Hennessy

October 12, 2023   The Maine Council of Churches Public Policy Committee met yesterday to do a final debrief of the legislative session. I co-chair this group and was excited to meet, mostly in person,...

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September 26, 2023

St. David’s in Kennebunk supports Indian Island School

by The Rev. Kris Conley

The Outreach Committee has in the past couple of years supported a community college student who, due to circumstances, has taken time off from her program. The Outreach Committee began to look for other opportunities...

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