• Voices

    Comments by Iona College students: Class on Sustainability and Community, after a weekend at Agape with Professor Meryl Nadel “I thought the trip removed the classroom atmosphere to the real world.”  “The location was really beautiful and helped relieve some stress.” “A close knit community within a short amount of time–in one house, relating to […]

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  • How Am I Ruined for life?

    by Matt Carriker I was incredibly grateful to spend much-needed time with a like-minded spiritual community at Agape’s hermitage this July.  I serve as the Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis University and as Pastor at Agape Spiritual Community in Waltham (similar vision to Agape’s though different in expression).  Life in ministry and chaplaincy is demanding.  Our […]

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  • Paul Hood, Wounded and Triumphant Wisdom Keeper (1926-2017)

    by Dinah Starr A vivid picture in my mind is that of Brayton Shanley standing with Paul Hood under the portico of the Cambridge Friends Meeting.  It was 1979. Paul invited me to join a Bible study group focusing on peace, the start of a journey which would change my life, giving it a new […]

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  • White Supremacy, Christian Supremacy, and the Need to Change Our Lives

    Jim Robinson Behind the altar of the Agape chapel, a driftwood cross twists around the icon of Christ Pantocrator. The 6th century writer of this icon depicts Jesus as the ruler of the universe, conveying his power not with a crown, or glistening jewels, or any of the other accoutrements of empire, but by the […]

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  • Another Lesson Learned

    by Brayton Shanley It was Sunday afternoon, and we at Agape were hosting students from Harvard Divinity School for the day.  We were having a discussion about nonviolent lifestyle and simplicity as I was describing some of the physical toil that goes into a life choice of operating a rural Christian Community: housebuilding and repair, […]

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