Volunteer at Agape: A Unique Rural Living Experience
Edgar Hayes, Co-founder of a community modeled after Agape named Freedom Farmphoto by David Connelly Legg
Sustainable Living at AgapeWhen human beings live in harmony with the earth, we uphold the sanctity of all life. Because we want to sustain this life into the next generations, we seek to live a wholesome life that sustains itself.
Founded in 1982, The Agape Community is a lay Catholic residential community. Ecumenical and interfaith in outreach and practice, we focus on daily prayer, evangelical simplicity, and nonviolent witness in the world. 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. 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.
March – April 2014
An extremely important this year as we will focus on the resurgence of the Death Penalty and the call for the execution of Dzhokar Tsarnaev who is in prison in MA.
Agape’s commitment to witnessing against the Death Penalty began in the early 80’s with vigils in front of Boston’s State House on days of execution. That evolved into a successful national campaign to save the life of Billy Neal Moore in Georgia. This commitment to oppose the death penalty has evolved into a yearly stations of the cross.
During the yearly Good Friday Stations of the Cross we stand in penitential silence for three hours. We ask God’s forgiveness for the sin of violence in all its forms, the death penalty, war, abortion, torture, and institutional violence wherever it is found, including tax dollars for U.S. led wars.
Book Tour "The Many Sides of Peace"
Join Brayton Shanely as he tours New York City , Chicago, Canada and more with his new book, "The Many Sides of Peace"- which already receiving rave reviews!
Events include readings, discussion and book signing.
Saint Francis Day Report
October 5th 2013
This annual event honors St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of ecology, after whom Agape’s main house is named
“Faith and the Environment: Prayer and Action”