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Public Reading of MLK’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/committed-to-listen/

Committed to Listen took place in 2021 when political and faith leaders, including Episcopal Diocese of Maine Bishop Thomas Brown, gathered to read aloud the words of MLK's Letter form a Birmingham Jail.

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Disciplinary Board

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/disciplinary-board/

In the event of a charge of clergy misconduct, members of Disciplinary Board must meet to review the matter.

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A Deacon’s Role

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/deacons-role/

The diaconate is a full and equal order in the church. Its purpose is to help the body of Christ grasp the fullness of Christ’s ministry. As the church moves from an “operational” mode of life to a “missional” mode of life, deacons will play a crucial role.

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Sample Deacon’s Letter of Agreement

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VhhZ-O9FmB3PLqni7kyJzpemiYeR2Dfx/view?usp=sharing

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Clergy Disciplinary Process

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/clergy-discipline-titleiv/

All matters of clergy misconduct will be reported to an intake officer for the diocese.  Matters might then be resolved through pastoral care, mediation, an agreement with the bishop, an investigation or any combination of these.  An investigation may result in formal mediation, and, if necessary, a hearing.

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Mutual Study of Ministry (MSM)

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/msm/

The Diocese of Maine’s Mutual Study of Ministry process is facilitated by the Canon to the Ordinary. Congregations are encouraged to engage in an MSM after 18 months into a new priest's tenure.

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Agreement for the Joint Administration of Title IV by the Dioceses of ME, NH, and VT

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18wD-5k0J9c3TR4CRZWX7Gx7iBZ3Oh4OH/view?usp=sharing

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Agreement for Joint Administration of Title IV

http://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3101/3dioceseagreement.pdf

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Bishop Brown’s First Letter to the Diocese June 2019

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Nh3nJSZvq1eEUIi-_qfYU36MXJvJZBi/view?usp=sharing

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2020 Resolution 5 Support for the Authors of a Letter to The Church About Breaking Free of White Supremacy 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hakFGUJPVVeZyWpNwp8p9mbwXMSt4y9t/view?usp=sharing