• The Death Penalty rears its ugly head in Massachusetts

    Dear Friends,   As you may know by now, the Death Penalty is rearing its ugly head in Massachusetts, and anti-death penalty state.  We have seen and heard the sorrowful testimonies of victims and the eloquent pleas of the defense for the young and troubled life of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   Throughout the trial, Pax Christi, […]

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  • WBGH Covers Agape Vigil During Tsarnaev Trial

    Full Article:  http://wgbhnews.org/post/anti-death-penalty-activists-last-minute-scramble-keep-tsarnaev-alive By PHILLIP MARTIN – May 12, 2015. The jury in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial begins deliberating Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ‘s fate the the next day or two. Meanwhile, anti-death penalty activists are using petitions to the court, demonstrations, calls to the Cardinal and a nun named Helen Prejean to try to sway juror’s […]

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  • Pioneering activist for peace, civil rights and local farming Juanita Nelson dies at 91.

    Juanita Nelson worked for peace, civil rights and local farming. She walked the walk, living simply and sustainably and dreamed up the idea for the Greenfield Free Harvest Supper, which has drawn hundreds each year to eat together downtown in Court Square. She died Monday at age 91. Juanita Morrow Nelson From Wikipedia, the free […]

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  • Statement in Opposition to the Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: A Call to Communities of Faith in Massachusetts and the United States

    In these violent times, we must insist on the sacredness of all life, including the lives of those deemed dangerous killers. Given this urgent necessity:  We ask your support in building a stronger community of witness, prayer and resistance to the Death Penalty in the United States: Join this national campaign of Christians Against the […]

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  • Ecology and Religion – by John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker

    What might be the contribution of religions to the long-term flourishing of the Earth community? If Earth’s life support systems are critically endangered, as the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment Report suggests; if climate change is diminishing the prospect of a sustainable future, as the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change observes; and if species […]

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  • A Vital Conversation: Integrating Ecology, Justice and Peace On Agape’s 32nd Anniversary – by Suzanne Belote Shanley

    At first we thought only of disaster for our annual St. Francis Day event as forecast after forecast of steady rain, forced us to set up three huge tents for people and food on the dark and overcast St. Francis Day, October, 2014. The rain held off only intermittently. It was freezing cold. We brought […]

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  • Must We Not Kill? – by Brayton Shanley

    Outrage at the bombing of ISIS is in short supply these past months.  There must be strong compliance in this absence of opposition.  One can almost hear the unstated logic: “Certain monsters have to be stopped and quickly.”  Like the Taliban, ISIS fighters are Islamic extremists who threaten, intimidate, torture and publicly execute.  “Something has […]

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  • Statement on Nonviolence & Healing re: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    For over 25 years, Agape has co-sponsored Stations of the Nonviolent Cross, in front of Boston’s State House, with a strong emphasis on the Death Penalty, which Jesus suffered and about which he spoke eloquently:  “Do Not Kill”  As the jury selection and trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev is in full gear, Agape and Pax Christi […]

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  • It Runs In the Family: On Being Raised By Radicals by Frida Berrigan

    by Frida Berrigan Once, when my husband Patrick was a kid, he and all his friends were sitting under a big table in a circle. They were talking in emphatic and verbose gibberish—each taking a turn and getting more and more animated as they went along. Finally, one of the adults had to ask, “What […]

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  • A Mystic Journey in the Everyday Life at Agape - by Angela Cacciarru

    A Mystic Journey in the Everyday Life at Agape – by Angela Cacciarru

    When I arrived at Agape Community, on September 13th, the first thing that I noticed was the vegetable garden, with its almost circular shape, and located in a central position, between the houses and the trees. I thought that the garden was more than a choice: it was a statement and highlighted the centrality of […]

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