Volunteer at Agape: A Unique Rural Living Experience

Sustainable Living at Agape

When 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.

Event Calendar

Apr
18
Fri
30th Annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross of Nonviolence @ In front of Boston’s State House
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join with various peace and religious communities in a silent vigil punctuated by individual reflections as we share the sufferings of Christ with the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the rest of the world crucified by war and violence.  Our vigil addresses issues of homelessness, dominative power in church and society, death row and executions, abortion and the violence done to our planet through war.  All are welcome!!!!!

Join us and spread the word.  We love having high school and college age youth.

Sponsored by Agape Community,House of Peace, Sisters of St. Anne Pax Christi

Bring friends as we observe the Stations of the Cross of nonviolent love including reflections on  capital punishment, war, homelessness, abortion, climate change and the violence we see around us in prisons, racism and homophobia.

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.

 Good Friday Public Vigil

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.

Apr
19
Sat
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil and Potluck @ Agape Community
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Easter Vigil, Sat. April 19th begins at 5:30 with a bon-fire.  Celebrant is Fred Enman SJ.

All are welcome!!!!

Vegetarian pot-luck to follow.

RSVP please if you are coming to peace@agapecommunity.org

Fr. Arul Rajat at Easter

Easter is the high point of the year, “the light beyond darkness.”  The community of the original followers of Jesus was transformed, moving from fear-driven and dispirited disciples, to those who knew the power and joy of the broken tomb and the Risen Christ.

So do we enter into that memory once a year to experience the Christian defining fact of life—conquering death.

Out of the fast and penance of the 40 days of lent and the public stations of the Cross an annual present at Boston’s State House on good Friday, we gather at the community to experience the Easter Vigil’

We begin with the Easter bonfire and symbol of the power of the light of The Divine.  We process into Agape’s chapel for the Easter readings, to hear the Resurrection gospel preached and to intone the names of the great nonviolent saints and to renew our Christian vows and celebrate Eucharist.

All are welcome to the Agape table, and yearly friends of different faiths join us for our Easter Vigil as well as for other events.

Stand up for Peace! Sign on to our letter protesting the exclusion of Veterans for Peace from the Boston St. Patricks Day Parade.

We the undersigned represent a number of peace organizations across the religious spectrum, interfaith and ecumenical, who wish to express our deep concern about the grave injustice, disrespect and clear discrimination against veterans who are voices of peace, through their exclusion from Veterans for Peace from Boston’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Seeking Volunteers & Interns!

If you are looking for a meaningful experience of a wilderness watershed area in the woods of MA…if you want to learn about nonviolence and join with other college age young people undergrad and grad who want to learn how to live more sustainably…if you want to till the soil, compost, learn about vegetarian eating, meditate, practice yoga and practice eco-spirituality…then Agape is the place for you…

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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.