March 31, 2024

Territorial and Land Acknowledgements used by congregations in Maine

St. Alban, Cape Elizabeth Land Acknowledgement Our baptismal vows call us to respect the inherent dignity of Wabanaki people and culture and to lament the historic sins committed by governments and institutions against them. The...

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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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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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March 25, 2023

For Earth Day, Honor the Wabanaki’s Response to the Climate Crisis

by the Climate Justice Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

How should parishes celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and Earth Week (April 17-23) this year? The Diocese of Maine’s Climate Justice Council suggests that we look to the Wabanaki experience as they respond to the...

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February 8, 2023

Why Justice? A reflection on the Diocesan Justice Commission Meeting

by Roy Smoot of St. David's, Kennebunk

“Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”  From our Episcopal Baptismal Covenant “Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.”   Micah 6:8...

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Episcopal Maine Committee on Indian Relations
January 6, 2022

CIR reminds diocese of committee’s mission and work

by John Maddeus

Mission Statement for the Committee on Indian Relations, Episcopal Diocese of Maine: “We are called by our Creator to deepen our relationship with the Wabanaki of Maine, to stand with the tribes in the pursuit of justice, to...

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October 1, 2021

Territory acknowledgement prepared by Episcopal Maine Youth

by Episcopal Maine Youth

This territory acknowledgement was prepared in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. It was written by a group of middle schoolers from Episcopal Maine Youth who gathered on Zoom to better understand and map the history...

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