Agape at a Glance
Day Awakening: Sabbath by Bob Thiefels At 5:00 AM five planets were aligned in the Southeastern sky. Barb and I both watched. I believe that Mercury was not visible, hiding behind the mountains. Venus was a most brilliant orb, like a diamond, shining brighter than all the other early morningContinue reading
Not What I Expected by Greta Reo Last summer, my partner Bill told me about one of his computer repair customers: a community in Hardwick called Agape that did peace activism work. He said he loved being able to help an organization with such a great cause. A month orContinue reading
*image courtesy Debbie Roberts Kirk Taking the Slow Road by Stephanie Ciner Nearly every day for the past year, I’ve arrived by bicycle at a place I’ve never been to before. Often a new town or city where someone has agreed to host me, sometimes a campground or state forest,Continue reading
Long Way Out – A young woman’s journey of self-discovery and how she survived the Navy’s modern cruelty at sea scandal by Nicole Waybright Editor’s Note: Agape met Nicole at a Veterans Day peace rally last fall. She read excerpts from her book, Long Way Out, at our Annual Brigid dayContinue reading
Pope Pius XII and the Holy Spirit as an Agent of Assassination by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy This Sunday morning at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Brockton, MA, I heard one of the most abominable Pentecost sermons that I have ever been subjected to in my seventy-five years of Sunday Masses.Continue reading
Founded in 1982, The Agape Community is a lay Catholic residential community located on 32-acres of woodlands in Central Massachusetts.
The Agape vision is an alternative vision of peace with the Earth and its inhabitants through deeply sustainable practices, public witness, and advocacy for a world that is carbon threatened.Ecumenical and interfaith in outreach and practice, we focus on daily prayer, evangelical simplicity, and nonviolent witness in the world.
Members of the community engage in actions against war, peace vigils, and non-cooperation with institutional and eco-violence. We attempt to bring an integrated vision of peace, social justice, and eco-theology to our gospel based nonviolent practice.