Agape at a Glance
Being Bartimaeus in the Midst of Endless War: Nonviolence as the Gift of Sight (When asked for his response to the Paris bombings, Pope Francis replied: “World War III. …piecemeal.”) by Suzanne Belote Shanley This morning at Agape during our 7:30 morning prayer, we were confronted by our despair andContinue reading
Students from Holy Cross spending a week in work and retreat, immersing themselves in the contemplative life at Agape Community. Working, Studying, in Prayer, and in Celebration.Continue reading
Alden Poole, Member of Agape’s Mission Council, WWII Vet, Veterans for Peace, Ailanthus Rest in Peace, October 17, 2015
Our beloved Alden, approaching age 90 on Oct. 31st has left us, grief-stricken, but not bereft. We think of all of the years of our association, since I first met Alden at Simmons College in 1978; Alden and Janet’s long commitment to Ailanthus: A Nonviolent Witness for Peace; their tirelessContinue reading
Gratitude to the many friends and supporters who turned out for a fantastic annual Saint Francis Day! Building and Sustaining Nonviolent Communities: What is Our Future Keynote: Michael Baxter Michael J. Baxter holds a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Duke University, a M.Div. from the University of Notre Dame,Continue reading
“I suffer from a shrinking heart,” I confessed to the priest, and I was not referring to a bizarre physiological condition. It was summer, a tough season for me, an inner-city Catholic Worker. The isolating cold of winter had passed, and the chaos of my neighbors’ lives tumbled out ontoContinue 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.