Peace Issues

Peace March (Maine Veterans for Peace)

"The Pentagon has the largest carbon footprint on our Mother Earth.  Waging endless war consumes massive amounts of fossil fuels and lays waste to significant environmentally sensitive places on the planet – particularly the oceans."  WorldWithoutWar 2015
How can you take part in this year's walk?
1)  Walk all the way
2)  Walk part of the way
3)  Join the marchers for dinner at State Street Church on Saturday, October 19, 2015
4)  Host some of the walkers in your home
Contact Bruce Gagnon at if you want to participate in the walk.
Contact Grace Braley at if you want to attend or help with the dinner or would like to provide home stays for some of the walkers.



Our Social Action Committee initiated a "letter to Senator King" which was signed by members of the church, who choose to do so, and delivered to his office by a group of interested folks from our committee. You can read it here.

Check out what the UUA and other faith organizations are doing about gun violence at this link.

Local member published in the UU WORLD!

Read Sally Breen's article "Steps toward a Nuclear-Free World here!


War Dollars Home
At the Maine Statehouse
Members of our church Sally Breen and Matt Watkins

Arms Control Center Cites Maine Activity

Dr. Daniel Oppenheim, Cushman Anthony, Roger Fenn, Sally Breen, Dr. Doug Dransfield, Rep. Diane Russell - after thanking Senators Collins and Snowe for supporting New START

We in Maine have been the focus of national attention for advocacy for the New START and CTBT. Kingston Reif, the the Director of Nuclear Nonproliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation said "In-state grassroots activism, encouragement, and pressure (including from religious groups) in key states such as Tennessee and Maine served as a counterweight to right-wing efforts to demonize the treaty and provided encouragement to both supportive and undecided Senators."


Cush Anthony leads a Peace rally

We aim to educate ourselves and our church community, create awareness about the issues of war and peace, and develop a vision of a culture of peace. Please contact the Chair of Peace Issues for more information.


Peace Related Materials

Many of our members work with Peace Action Maine, a 25-year-old, state-wide organization with about 800 members. PAM is a vehicle for information about nuclear weapons abolition and other issues of pressing significance.

The national Unitarian Universalist Association's statement concerning war and peacemaking is found here.

Read a recent Letter to the Editor about Syria written by our chair.

We support the Afghan Tree Project, an effort to replace trees after the war.  See more here! The trees improve the environment but also supply fruit and hope.