JusticeandMercyME is a web-based resource that seeks to encourage and empower people of all faith traditions to join in the battle to end domestic poverty here in Maine. We feature organizations that are making systemic changes through acts of justice, and organizations that are meeting the needs of the here and now through acts of mercy. We believe that if we each “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God” that we can fulfill the hope of ending domestic poverty.
In 2010, a group of laity and clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine came together in response to the call of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. 2009 General Convention Resolution A155 for the church to “recognize the pressing challenges to those living in poverty and the working poor throughout this nation.” It became clear to the group that it would be helpful to have a web-based resource that connected those of all faith traditions to organizations that are already working to end domestic poverty here in Maine. As this idea evolved it became JusticeandMercyME.
In 2011, we published our web-based resource to encourage and empower people of all faith traditions to get involved in the battle to end domestic poverty here in Maine. The government agencies and nonprofit organizations featured on JusticeandMercyME represent a sampling of those working to end domestic poverty through acts of justice and mercy here in Maine.
We currently feature government agencies, Maine-based organizations, and national organizations that address hunger, the need for everyday necessities, homelessness, centers that work for justice and mercy, as well as, volunteer and grant opportunities. Through our weekly blog we also feature other news, events, ministries, and organizations that address ending domestic poverty here in Maine.