Our Mission

The mission of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship is to Do Justice, Dismantle Violence and Strive to be Peace Makers.

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship – Maine Chapter is a small but committed group of peace-minded believers. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship is a national membership organization connecting all who seek a deliberate response to injustice and violence and who want to pray, study, and take action for justice and peace in our communities and our churches and the world. It began as the Episcopal Pacifist Fellowship on November 11, 1939, Armistice Day. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship aids and encourages all Episcopalians to strive for justice and peace and to bear nonviolent witness to Christ’s call to peace.

Episcopal Maine Peace Fellowship

Our Work

In recent years we have accomplished and are continuing to focus on the following:

  • Submitted annual resolutions to diocesan convention
  • Sponsored a poem/essay contest for youth
  • Sponsored a three-day Creating a Culture of Peace
  • Retreat for 22 people with Janet Chisholm at Living
  • Water and developed four action groups out of the retreat.
  • Held booths at Brunswick Peace Fair and diocesan convention
  • Co-sponsored a movie with follow-up discussion about Gandhi in Brunswick Movie Theater.
  • Developing a movie series in the southern part of the diocese.
  • Had a representative speaker at an interfaith rally in Portland.
  • Participated in the annual Peace Action Maine dinner annual meeting.
  • Work closely with the Committee on Indian Relations to educate ourselves about Native Peoples in Maine (promoting movies and education).
  • Have raised funds in support of Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City
  • Created a DVD slide show available to parishes for showing on Al Ahli Hospital

Our Members

The Maine chapter of EPF was founded during the Vietnam War era and was reconstituted in January 2006. We now have about 70 members of the Maine Chapter, including laypeople and clergy.

Ways to Get Involved

We invite you to join the Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Maine Chapter in extending peacemaking resources to all the clergy and laity of the diocese. To learn more about us, contact Episcopal Peace Fellowship – Maine Chapter co-conveners Glenis Elliot or Colleen Stevens.

Identify Representatives

Identify one or more people to represent your parish to act as Peace Contacts with the Diocese. We want their ideas and participation. And we will provide them with information for your parish about upcoming events and initiatives. Please provide the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of your Peace Contact(s) to Glenis Elliot or Colleen Stevens.

Invite Us to Your Parish

Invite us to your parish to speak to your congregation about upcoming events, to lead an adult forum or to conduct a peacemaking workshop. To schedule a visit by an Episcopal Peace Fellowship member, contact Glenis Elliot, Co-Convener or Colleen Stevens, Co-Convener.

Peace Resources