The member denominations of the Maine Council of Churches share a vision of justice and sustainabiity for the planet humanity shares with all other species. That vision is rooted in a concern for our most vulnerable neighbors and an awareness of of our interdependence with all life on Earth.
While the member denominations of MCC have diverse histories, traditions and expressions, we find we share certain moral values that call and compel us to work together for environmental justice. These shared values lead us to focus our efforts on the places where concern for the most vulnerable of our human neighbors ("economic justice") intersects with concern for promoting a sustainable environment for all life and natural systems ("environmental justice"). This approach is also often known as "eco-justice."
Maine Council of Churches' Environmental Justice Program is led by Anne D. ("Andy") Burt, our Environmental Justice Consultant. From time to time, other consultants lead programs funded by grants, such as our Environmental Toxics and Health project funded by grants from the National Council of Churches in 2008-2010. MCC is also a member of the Environmental Priorities Coalition, a working group of 25 Maine organizations that share a broad consensus on goals for public policies that promote health people, good jobs and the quality of Maine's environment.
For more information on individual projects, go to the following pages:
Food And Faith Program www.mainecouncilofchurches.org/foodandfaith
Environmental Toxics www.mainecouncilofchurches.org/environmentaltoxics
Environmental Priorities Coalition www.mainecouncilofchurches.org/environmentalpriorities