Maine Council of Churches

PORTLAND, Maine - In most election years comes the call for a return to "civility" in politics, which is usually then drowned in a sea of negative ads and far-slung mud. Undaunted, the Maine Council of Churches has launched an initiative called the Covenant for Civil Discourse, which encourages hundreds of candidates for public office in Maine to abide by a general set of rules of behavior. Keith Shortall spoke recently with the Council's Rev.