Community Partners are organizations in our community that are collaborators with the Abbey on programming and/or use the resources of the Abbey to share their activities.
The Parliament of Worlds Religions
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine www.chimeofmaine.org
The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine is an Interfaith wisdom school and open community committed to transformation of the self and planet earth through education, ordination, support, celebration and service.
Sacred Sound and Living www.sacredsoundandliving.com
Rev. Todd Glacy supporting Life’s journey toward happiness and well-being through music, interfaith ministry, spiritual coaching, workshops and retreats.
Interfaith Ministers New England is a group of ordained interfaith ministers living in New England who have organized to share resources and support each other’s spiritual growth. IMNE is also a resources for anyone who needs a minister to officiate and lead rituals such as weddings, commitment ceremonies, baby blessings/namings, memorials, house blessings and funerals. Interfaith Ministers can help you create an event that is very personal and honors the beliefs of the individual or people involved.
Center for Balanced Living
Our mission at Center for Balanced Living is to provide a supportive and sacred space for opening hearts, minds, bodies and souls in order to access personal wisdom.
USM office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Multicultural Student Affairs is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the many diverse cultures and ethnicities at USM through programming, dialogue, and cultural events. It engages Multicultural (African/African American, Latino/a, Asian/Asian American, Muslim, Native American, and more!) student development and academic support in achievement of career and perceived goals. The office is also home of the Native American Waiver and Educational Program, Student Associations and the Multicultural Center.
Episcopal Diocese of Maine
We are more than 10,000 people in 60 churches and ministries across Maine. We seek to build and support strong communities of faith for God’s mission. We strive to be good stewards of the natural beauty where we live and work. We are called to welcome and serve all people in our midst.
To promote trust, empathy, and friendships among cultures in conflict. We do this by recruiting and selecting highly motivated youth from these areas to participate in a year long program that includes a two week “Life Raft” in select U.S. Host Communities.
United Religions Initiative
The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.
Maine Council of Churches www.mainecouncilofchurches.org
Rooted in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, our mission is to inspire congregations and persons of faith to unite in good works that build a culture of justice, compassion and peace.
The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community, dedicated to “Recovery of Soul.” CPSP offers the following accredited training and credentialing for professional trainers, supervisions, pastoral counselors, chaplains and with additionally specializations in palliative care and hospice.
Envision This! Media began with Envision This!, our online radio show connecting listeners to visionaries of a better future. Please click on the logo image to visit our Envision This! Radio page where you can learn more about the show and hear about some of our guests that are favorites with our listeners.
Jewish Community Alliance www.mainejewish.org
The Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is a nonprofit organization serving the Jewish Community of Southern Maine by providing educational and social programming and fundraising. Our mission is to build Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world. The JCA develops, provides, and supports diverse programs, education and services. We work with other Jewish organizations and local congregations, and function as the hub of Jewish programming in Southern Maine.
Inspire. Connect. Entertain.
Annually, Portland Ovations— a Maine based, not for profit performing arts organization— brings highly acclaimed, innovative and masterful artists from around the world, including Maine, representing classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and Broadway and connects them to our community through both live performances and season long educational and outreach programs, Ovations Offstage. Founded in 1931, with each passing year Ovations’ programs reach further, make a stronger impact, and leave a more lasting impression on those who experience the performing arts.
A United Methodist Community in Portland Maine
The Charter for Compassion is committed to building a worldwide network of Compassionate Communities. We envision a richly diverse “network of networks,” people from every sector—business, healthcare, education, government, faith and interfaith, peace and non-violence, the arts, and those working to preserve the environment—who will bring compassion to everything they do, and who will take responsibility for igniting the compassion of the general community to care for each other and for the well-being of all members of the community from birth through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to old age and death.