First Congregational Church

Camden, Maine

An open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ

Faith & Public Issues

The First Congregational Church of Camden holds discussions on how our faith might help us better address some of the current most challenging public issues.

A task force of church members has developed this concept and works with other churches, social service agencies and the public in the mid coast area. The group seeks to have content experts speak followed by open, non-political discussions. These are based on values and issues which educate participants and lead to action by those who are so inclined.

Background educational information is provided as well as contact information for legislators and advocacy groups. Discussions are locally publicized, free and open to members of all faith communities and the public.

Members have indicated strong support for the work of the task force, asking it to continue its work.

Some of our forums to date include: Immigration and Refugees, Climate Change, Access to Quality Health Care, Preventing Gun Violence and Opiate Addiction – Local Issues and Treatment and learning about Islam.

Possible future topics include: Poverty, Managing Difficult Political Conversations, Prison Reform, and Fake News and the Media.

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