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Memorial Vigil for Peace - Tuesday, July 15, 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Vigil for Peace 
Longfellow Park, Portland  (at the corner of Oakdale Street and Noyes Street, near Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh - please note, this is NOT Longfellow Square in downtown Portland.) Please bring a folding chair if you are more comfortable sitting.  Inclement weather location is Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave, Portland
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
In relationship with the Fast of Tammuz and the Fast of Ramadan the JCA will gather members of Jewish, Muslim and additional faith communities in a memorial for four murdered teens in Israel - Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah, and Muhammad Abu Khader. Initiated by the families of the victims, these traditional fasts on the Jewish and Muslim calendars will be observed by communities around the world as a day when Jewish and Muslim communities can join together to express their desire for peace at this most difficult time.   
Please join the JCA as we hope and pray for peace in Israel and the entire region.

Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund and PAC to Host Screening of Obvious Child

PORTLAND, Maine, July 3, 2014 – Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund and its Political Action Committee will host a special screening of Gillian Robespierre’s new film Obvious Child at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Patriot Cinemas Nickelodeon Theatre in Portland. The screening is open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion with local women’s health care advocates and providers.

After the showing of the film, which will conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m., there will be a panel discussion in the theatre for about 30 minutes. The talk will focus on topics explored by the film and how they relate to the current state of affairs for women in Maine and across the country. Panelists will include Nicole Clegg, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC; Zach Heiden, legal director for the ACLU of Maine; Dr. Aaron Hoffman, a family medicine physician at Central Maine Medical Center; and the Rev. Dr. Marvin Ellison, an ordained Presbyterian minister and founder of the Religious Coalition Against Discrimination in Maine.


Signs of Hope: LGBT People, Their Families, and the Church

Sr. Jeannine Gramick will speak on "Signs of Hope: LGBT People, Their Families, and the Church," 7-9 p.m.,
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hope. Gate. Way, 185 High Street, Portland, Maine.
Read about Sr. Gramick at this link:



Equality Maine 30th Annual Awards Dinner

Equality Maine 30th annual Awards Dinner
"Realizing Our Dreams: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"
5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street in Portland


* Peace Meal, A Weekly Multifaith Meditation Group

"Food for the Spirit, A Different Kind of Lunch Break: Peace Meal, A Weekly Multifaith Meditation Group" is held every Wednesday, at the First Parish Unitarian Church, Temple & Congress Streets, in Portland.

11:30 - 11:45, time for any and all meditators to gather and share a bag lunch; 11:45 - 12:45, Program.

There is disabled access via basement elevator. Sponsored by Wellspring Multifaith, the Maine Multifaith Center for Spriritual Practice and Social Action. More info: