Agape at a Glance
Local Peacemakers from the Agape Community Brayton Shanley in Hardwick, MA, Tim Bullock of The Peace Pagoda in Leverett, MA and Nelia Sargent, NH deliver a truckload of 237 straw bales for buildings during the harsh winter months, to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota, in solidarity withContinue reading
For the first time Agape welcomed students from St. Anselm College, Brayton’s Alma Mater (Class of ’67). Brayton shared the narrative of Joe McDonald, Philosophy Chair at St. Anselm from the 60’s to the 80’s, who was a former Catholic Worker (dating back to the 1930’s). He invited Dorothy DayContinue reading
Please join us for our annual Advent Evening Gathering Sat. Dec. 10th at 5:30 pm There will be a vegetarian pot-luck, music, poetry, prayer, book signing & bonfire The homily will be given by Eileen Markey author of newly released biography: A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura Eileen Markey, a journalist whoContinue 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.