• Drone Witness at Hancock Drone Base: Presente Jerry Berrigan by Ellen Grady

      Life size cardboard images of Jerry Berrigan, arrested with protesters at Hancock Drone Base, Syracuse, NY. Drone Witness at Hancock Drone Base: Presente Jerry Berrigan by Ellen Grady We come to the gates of Hancock Drone Base today to install a memorial of Jerry Berrigan. Jerry Berrigan, who died on July 26, 2015 at […]

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  • Will Agape Enter the Next Axial Age? by Brayton Shanley

    “Have you ever heard of Wayne Teasdale?” I asked newly arrived Matt Riddle, an intern in his late twenties. I was pointing to a photograph of Wayne and Bede Griffiths, Benedictine monk who went to India as an experiment in Hindu Christian community. In the photo, Bede was celebrating a Hindu Eucharist, a sacrament symbolizing […]

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  • Now That You Are Gone: Memories of Daniel Berrigan, SJ, by Suzanne Shanley

    Now That You Are Gone: Memories of Daniel Berrigan, SJ by Suzanne Shanley For months we expected word of Daniel Berrigan’s death. Because he was both a mentor and spiritual guide, Dan’s passing was on my mind. Several weeks before he died I sent him a birthday card, a small, seemingly inadequate gesture when viewed […]

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  • Voices – from Various Contributors

    Day Awakening: Sabbath – At 5:00 AM five plan­ets were aligned in the Southeastern sky. Barb and I both watched. I believe that Mercury was not visible, hiding behind the mountains. Venus was a most brilliant orb, like a diamond, shining brighter than all the other early morning heavenly bodies. To the west, next in line, […]

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  • Jahar and Judy

    “Boston Strong” In the immediate aftermath of the Marathon Bombing, I found it nearly impossible socially to say anything openly empathetic towards the Tsarnaev brothers.   When I ventured philosophical or theological thoughts about historical perspective, that this carnage is the outcome of our bombing our way into other countries, or about forgiveness, I sensed from […]

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    Catholic Lay Community—No Easy Walk to Freedom

    by Brayton Shanley —  Agape is approaching its 34th year. We are dedicating this issue to the joys and sorrows of founding and living in intentional community. This past October our Francis Day theme comprised stories of Christian intentional communities devoted to nonviolence and service to the poor.            Emily Jendzejec, our facilitator for this […]

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  • Paul Lachine

    What is the Future of Nonviolent Community? An Answer in Faith, Hope and Love

     by Michael Baxter — This is a remarkable gathering of friends and families and of communities new and old together with our hosts, the Agape Community. The place to begin to think about the future, as I see it, is to draw on the wisdom of the past, on tradition. I live in a family, […]

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  • Practicing for When Peace Breaks Out

    by Brenna Cussen and Eric Anglada — Yesterday was our fifth wedding anniversary. Our wedding day, October 2, 2010, was much like today – overcast, low fifties, and chilly. Like today, we were surrounded by wonderful people and much joy. The sacrament took place at our local Catholic parish, and the celebration at New Hope […]

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    If I Were a Contemporary of Jesus

     by Christopher J. Doucot As an undergrad studying religion with the Jesuits at Holy Cross College I was assigned to write about their radical brother Fr. Daniel Berrigan. Back in the dark ages, before the internet, I was able to find Fr. Dan teaching in Kentucky at Berea College by dialing 411. He graciously took […]

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    Welcoming the Stranger at Agape

    by Allison Carvalho One month before arriving at Agape I wrote in my journal: “Change is scary. Change is fluid. Change is evident. Change is unexpected.” While I was referring to the ending of my freshman year of college and the subsequent transitions that are bound to happen, I find that this sentiment is just […]

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