• How Boycotts Can Stop Pipelines by Hattie Nestel

    In the dead of winter or sweltering summer heat, several of us hold signs reading Boycott TD Bank–Support Standing Rock. Have stood like this this twice weekly for more than six months and have distributed some three thousand leaflets urging account holders to move their money out of TD Bank. Why bother? Because climate change […]

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  • Hope Found at Agape by Celia Dolan

    In mid-May, I embarked on a journey with five fellow Stonehill College students for a HOPE service trip (Honoring our neighbor, Organizing for justice, Practicing peace, Encountering God).  We drove about two hours from Easton to Hardwick, unsure of what we would find at our destination. Upon our arrival, we found a welcoming community.  As […]

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  • Three Generations of Divide and Conquer by John Paul Marosy

    Divide and conquer is a time-honored strategy that ruling elites use when they don’t have solutions to problems. The problem in the U.S. today is not “immigrants,” it’s the divide and conquer strategy being cynically deployed by the corporate ruling elite to consolidate power and feed the greed machine,  Wall Street and the Military Industrial […]

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  • A Speck at the Sea by Dave Legg

    A breath in fog at the edge of dawn am I Standing on rock by crashing sea Waiting and hoping on the Source Again and again in each moment Love melts fog. “Come to me at the sea drink your fill of Light” Knowing God is Love for all gratitude swells strong as wave Each […]

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  • Like a Horse and Carriage by Fr. John Sullivan MS

    After over a year of not seeing one another, I was grateful for the opportunity to visit recently with my good friends Suzanne and Brayton. Our friendship goes back more than 25 years when I would stop at Agape during my visits home to the States while working as a La Salette Missionary priest in […]

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  • Making Mundane Moments Meaningful by Kelton Tupper

    Much of my two months spent at Agape have been mundane, and I mean that in the best possible way. I have spent most of my life in the hustle and bustle of a D.C. suburb. Things are fast paced, and there is always something going on. Any break in the action is seen as […]

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  • Voices of Agape

    Sarah Kothe, Boston College grad, 2012 writes six years later of internship at Agape This letter to Agape has been percolating in my mind for some time now. I was an Agape intern in 2011 with Erica and the two lassies from Ireland. That summer was a formative experience in my life. I frequently think […]

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  • Samah from Aleppo

    A Plea for Samah, an Aspiring Architect from Aleppo, Syria by Kate Carew

    I’m writing today to ask your support through prayer, a donation, or spreading the word for Samah, age 19, from Aleppo Syria, whom after my own prayer and discernment, I decided to host through a crowdfunding campaign, via a non-profit called Humanwire, a 501(c)3 with a U.S. base in Colorado.  First let me tell you […]

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  • Servant Song Agape Community Darkness Descends

    Darkness Descends – by Brayton Shanley

    After voting for local candidates, I spent the remainder of Election Day fasting alone in our hermitage. I sought relief from the hellish fixation of a presidential campaign.  The next morning, I came down at 5am to drive to Boston to be in a meeting supporting our Iraqi Family with Sabah and his Family. As […]

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  • Democracy is Coming, Agape Community Servant Song

    “Democracy is coming to the USA.”  Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)  – by Suzanne Belote Shanley

    Post-election depression is palpable, all too real. I wonder by the time our readers set their eyes on this piece, written over a week after our national catastrophe, where we will be as a people.  Several days after the deluge, during an interview with David Remnick of the New Yorker, I hear Leonard Cohen’s voice, […]

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