Justice Commission of the Diocese of Maine
Bishop Brown spoke of the formation of the Diocese of Maine’s Justice Commission in his statement on June 11, 2020. We are pleased to announce that the chair of the Justice Commission will be the Rev. Eleanor Prior of the Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland. The commission will integrate existing committees and networks, such as Episcopal Peace Fellowship and the Committee on Indian Relations with new initiatives to equip us for the hard work of listening, learning, and joining together to work for racial justice. Thanks to everyone in the diocese who shared their views and provided input through the Faith & Race Survey. Read more about the survey results here. They will help guide the commission in its work with and for you.
Save the date - on October 11, there will be a Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Diocesan-wide Worship!
In 2019 the state of Maine enacted legislation to replace Columbus Day with a celebration of Indigenous People. This year our diocesan Racial Justice Commission is pleased to offer a Diocesan-wide worship service for October 11th, in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
In collaboration with the Committee on Indian Relations
, the Justice Commission of the Diocese of Maine
, we will provide a pre-recorded worship service (and service bulletin) for use by parishes in the diocese. Parishes are invited to make use of the materials/video as works best for you, whether that is sharing the service as a whole, just the sermon, using the worship materials, etc.
As we prepare for this celebration and recognition of our Indigenous Ancestors on this land - we encourage you to learn more about the land on which you live and worship. Check out this map
to discover more about the land beneath your feet.