Maine Students Encouraged to Enter “Poster Power” Campaign Highlighting Goodness of Inclusion

PORTLAND---Recognizing the power of art to inspire change and the creative energy of youth, Catholic Charities Maine’s Parish Social Ministry program is sponsoring an art activity for teens entitled “Poster Power.”


The theme of this year’s “Poster Power” project is “We Are One: Inclusion and the Catholic Principle of Participation.”


“In an increasingly diverse community, it’s important to remember the ways that the goodness of inclusion has always been part of our Catholic faith,” said Deacon Frank Daggett, director of the PSM program. “This year, the project encourages students to create a visual piece that explores and celebrates the call to family, community, and participation.”


Students can receive a gift card for $50 or $75 to cover the cost of materials which can feature images, text, and must include one of six quotes about unity and inclusion:


1. “Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean.” – Author Unknown

2. “We can only build the future by standing together.” – Pope Francis

3. “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you.” – Romans 15:7

4. “The Lord does not see as man sees. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – Samuel 16:7

5. “The rich and the poor meet together, the Lord is the Maker of them all.” – Proverbs 22:2

6. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.” – John 13:34


Posters will be displayed in a variety of locations, including in parishes, diocesan buildings, and Catholic Charities Maine offices.


For more details or to participate, contact Parish Social Ministry at [email protected].