• Agape Visit to Paul Hood

    Suzanne and Brayton visit Paul Hood, long-time Quaker activist and co-founder of Alanthus: nonviolent witness for Peace.  

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  • Agape Easter Vigil

    Easter Vigil with Bonfire and Mass with Father Fred Enman SJ from Boston College School of Law                               Resurrection mode: singing and celebrating after Mass at Agape on Holy Saturday!

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  • Agape at Fordham and the Native Nations Rising March

    Brayton and Suzanne were invited to Fordham University to speak in classes taught by Eric Martin, who just edited a book of letters of Dan and Phil Berrigan, called The Berrigan Letters.  Eric’s class was a diverse one, with continuing ed students who listened attentively to two guys from the Catholic Worker, St. Joseph House, […]

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  • The Peace of “Selah” by Hannah Miles

    I believe Agape offers something that has become so rare in our world today. It offers peace. The community exudes acceptance and love. My grandmother always used the word “Selah,” which, in the Psalms, is a brief period of rest after the song is over in order for the listeners or readers to take in […]

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  • My Most Recent Comments from Standing Rock

    Chiefs who lead ceremonies and chanting say: “We are here to care.”  No alcohol or drugs allowed, and elders speaking of this.  Many of the noble elders give the teachings in headdress and lead the moral reflections. The orientation was three hours long.  All day long I hear chanting. It’s profound.  I weep every time […]

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  • Agape Supports Standing Rock

    Local Peacemakers from the Agape Community Brayton Shanley in Hardwick, MA, Tim Bullock of The Peace Pagoda in Leverett, MA and Nelia Sargent, NH deliver a truckload of 237 straw bales for buildings during the harsh winter months, to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota, in solidarity with the ongoing protests there. Background:  […]

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  • Saint Anselm College Rural Immersion at Agape October 4th-6th

    For the first time Agape welcomed students from St.  Anselm College, Brayton’s Alma Mater (Class of ’67). Brayton shared the narrative of Joe McDonald, Philosophy Chair at St. Anselm from the 60’s to the 80’s, who was a former Catholic Worker (dating back to the 1930’s).  He invited Dorothy Day to St. Anselm College in […]

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  • Advent Evening: Dec. 10th 5:30pm

     Please join us for our annual Advent Evening Gathering Sat. Dec. 10th at 5:30 pm There will be a vegetarian pot-luck, music, poetry, prayer, book signing & bonfire  The homily will be given by Eileen Markey author of newly released biography: A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura  Eileen Markey, a journalist who has written about poverty and […]

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  • Oct. 21-23 Wells Beach Retreat of Beverly Chapter of Pax Christi led Brayton Shanley after reading his book: The Many Sides of Peace

    by Jane Cadarette Our weekend turned out to be an intimate gathering of 6 counting our leader. Our days were filled with prayer, silence, meditation, presentation, reflecting and sharing our thoughts and feelings in discussion.  We attended Mass at the Holy Spirit Church on Sat. afternoon at 4 p.m.  (It was known as St. Mary’s Church before the […]

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  • War Tax Resistance Retreat at Agape Sat. Oct. 14-16th

    New England War Tax Resisters and supporters traditionally gather each fall for a weekend of sharing stories and strategies, and supporting one another in our nonviolent resistance to militarism. At last year’s gathering we decided to approach the Resistance Studies Initiative at the University of Massachusetts in hopes of working with them for our next gathering […]

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