Covenant for Civil Discourse
The Board of the Maine Council of Churches believes the fate of our democracy depends upon truthful and respectful interactions among us all, especially when we hold differing views. To express this belief, we created and adopted a Covenant for Civil Discourse in December, 2009.
We invite all elected officials and candidates for public office in Maine, as well as individuals, campaigns, faith communities and other organizations engaging in issues in the public square to join us in this Covenant.
Please click here to download the document. If you or your organization choose to sign, please return a copy to the Maine Council of Churches, so that we can list you in any public communications about this project.
The Covenant for Civil Discourse was created by the Maine Council of Churches in 2009.
A copy of the text is attached: Covenant for Civil Discourse.pdf
A listing of the 80+ Maine candidates who have signed the Covenant for Civil Discourse as of September 18 2012 is attached: 2012 covenant signers as of Sept 2012.pdf
Op Ed piece in Bangor Daily News by MCC Executive Director Jill Saxby on Covenant for Civil Discourse:
Downloadable event poster: Civil Discourse poster.pdf