Bates College Community

Information & Action Resource Page



In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr.

In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke


Matthew Hale and the organization formerly known as "The "World Church of the Creator" plans to hold a rally in Lewiston on January 11, 2003. The "National Alliance" has also been leafleting and recruiting in the Lewiston/Auburn area.This page offers information to members of the Bates College community who wish to find out more about these groups and who may wish to respond to this group's presence in our community.





1. Become Informed

Read about the organization formerly known as the "WCOTC", its leader, Matthew Hale, its beliefs and its goals.


Read about the National Alliance, and the goals and beliefs of its members.

2. Decide Where You Stand

Once you've done your research, decide whether the presence of organization formerly known as the "WCOTC" in Lewiston is something that requires a response from you as a member of the Bates and Lewiston/Auburn communities.

What can happen when the organization formerly know as the "WCOTC" comes to town

What to think about when formulating your response to the presence of the organization formerly known as the "WCOTC" comes to our town

3. Decide How You and Your Friends Might Best Respond

You have a wide range of options when you decide how to stand against the organization formerly known as the "WCOTC" and for our community. Some will decide to participate in events in support of Lewiston/Auburn. Some will decide to stand in peaceful opposition to the the rally. Such opposition, to be effective, requires thought, care, and some orientation and training. Whatever you decide, try to bring friends and neighbors into the process. Working together we can do more and help each other stay safe. Review the Response page and decide which activity is best suited to your talents and temperament.


What can happen after organization formerly known as the "WCOTC" leaves town:

4. Act up and Speak Out

at one of the alternative events.

The response of Many and One, a coalition of Lewiston and Auburn community members.


5. Keep it Up!

Community isn't made in a day. It's made every day.