• Eulogy to Anthony Flaherty

    by Winston Warfield Anthony Flaherty died on July 13, 2015 after suffering a massive and crippling stroke. My relationship with him went beyond being a fellow peace activist. He was my friend, and as close to being a real brother as one can get. We communicated almost every day. We shared our despair at the […]

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  • LAMENTATION AND CALL TO PROPHECY IN A TIME OF WAR

    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 and grief over the coordinated carnage […]

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  • Alden Poole, Member of Agape’s Mission Council, WWII Vet, Veterans for Peace, Ailanthus Rest in Peace, October 17, 2015

    Alden Poole, Rest in Peace, October 17, 2015 Our beloved Alden, approaching age 90 on Oct. 31st has departed this world, leaving us grief-stricken, but not bereft. I first met Alden at Simmons College in 1978, after Alden and his wife Janet’s long association with Ailanthus: A Nonviolent Witness for Peace began, leading to several […]

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  • Saint Francis Day 2015 Recap

    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, and a B.A. from Allegheny College. […]

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  • TEDx – Brayton Shanley: Who Are We and How Are We to Live in this World?

    Agape co-founder Brayton Shanley was invited to give a TED talk at the George School in Newtown, PA on June 13th, 2015. Brayton’s talk, entitled, “Who Are We and How Are We to Live in this World?” was addressed to an audience of more than 200 attendees, who gathered to explore the question of “What […]

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  • Witness: Veterans for Peace Against the Death Penalty – By Joe Kerbartas

    I am a member of the Pax Christi, Veterans for Peace, Peace Action and South Boston Residents for Peace. On March 4, 2015, the Trial of Dzhokhkar Tsarnaev, for the Boston Marathon Bombing began, the first time a death penalty could be imposed in Massachusetts since 2001. The last use of the death penalty was in […]

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  • Witness: Faith in Action in Palestine-Israel: Reflections from an Innocent Abroad – By Skip Schiel

    Based on my current work in Palestine-Israel, March thru May 2015, my view of the situation depends on my location. If in Israel, I do not notice the occupation of the West Bank and the siege of Gaza, nor does most of the population. If noticed, the Israeli Jewish citizens and the leadership largely support the injustice—95% […]

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  • “Blessed Are the Merciful” – By Pat Ferrone

    Armed only with banners advocating mercy, and signs decrying the death penalty, nonviolent peacemakers from Agape, Pax Christi, Veterans for Peace and elsewhere, regularly stand vigil in front of the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston. In the early morning, a stream of employees, visitors, victims and lawyers pass before us, some with averted eyes […]

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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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  • 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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