Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Rabbi, a Priest and a Minister…How People of Faith Support Marriage Equality

Three Waterville area clergy will tell how their faith leads them to support issuing marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples. “A rabbi, a priest and a minister…How People of Faith Support Marriage Equality” is a panel for public reflection sponsored by The Religious Coalition Against Discrimination (RCAD) and faith-based supporters of same-sex marriage throughout central Maine. The purpose of these forums, being held throughout Maine, are to encourage thought, dialogue and reflection about Question 1, for both supporters and conflicted people of faith.

It will be hosted at Beth Israel Congregation, 291 Main Street in Waterville on October 18th from 7 - 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Panelists will be:

Reverend Karen Byrne - Winslow Congregationalist Church (UCC)
Father John Baliki - St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Waterville
Rabbi Rachel Isaacs - Beth Israel Congregation and Colby College

The panel moderator is  Kurt  D. Nelson, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Colby College.  He will facilitate a question and answer period after the panel presentations. Refreshments and informal conversation will follow.

The Religious Coalition Against Discrimination is a statewide multi-faith network of clergy and other religious leaders whose mission is to educate and publicly advocate for the human and civil rights of all people.  Further information about RCAD, is available at RCAD’s website,


For more information about the Program: Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, (207) 859-4271

Submitted by Lucky Hollander, Executive Director, RCAD, 615-6779 (cell)