• Bruce Davidson, Sirius Community Visionary, Mystic, Friend RIP by Brayton Shanley

    For Bruce, the truest soul-mate, a true anam cara spiritual brother who both lived the spirit of mystical love but also worked so hard, taught so tirelessly, so much, about how to live life to the absolute fullest. Bruce was a walking, talking, radical alternative–gritty, earthy, always with that smile. Whenever I needed advice on […]

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  • Not What I Expected by Greta Reo

    Not What I Expected  by Greta Reo Last summer, my partner Bill told me about one of his computer repair customers: a community in Hardwick called Agape that did peace activism work. He said he loved being able to help an organization with such a great cause. A month or so later, while there fixing […]

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  • Taking the Slow Road by Stephanie Ciner

    *image courtesy Debbie Roberts Kirk  Taking the Slow Road by Stephanie Ciner Nearly every day for the past year, I’ve arrived by bicycle at a place I’ve never been to before. Often a new town or city where someone has agreed to host me, sometimes a campground or state forest, occasionally a simple patch of […]

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  • Long Way Out by Nicole Waybright

    Long Way Out – A young woman’s journey of self-discovery and how she survived the Navy’s modern cruelty at sea scandal by Nicole Waybright Editor’s Note: Agape met Nicole at a Veterans Day peace rally last fall.  She read excerpts from her book, Long Way Out, at our Annual Brigid day event, which moved all who […]

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  • Pope Pius XII and the Holy Spirit as an Agent of Assassination by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

    Pope Pius XII and the Holy Spirit as an Agent of Assassination by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy This Sunday morning at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Brockton, MA, I heard one of the most abominable Pentecost sermons that I have ever been sub­jected to in my seventy-five years of Sunday Masses. The homilist, an ordained deacon […]

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  • I Began to See with My Own Eyes by Christopher Aaron

    I Began to See with My Own Eyes by Christopher Aaron I began to see with my own eyes that what I was being told was far from what I was actually experiencing, having two diverse sets of experiences. I came to a conclusion that we cannot change ideologi­cal radicals by dropping bombs on them. […]

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  • 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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  • Breathe Deep the Absurdities of the Day – by Brayton Shanley

    Often, when I looked into Dan Berrigan’s deep-souled eyes, I could sense the pain of the world. The phrase that captures this is Paul’s letter to the Corinthians: “When I am weak, I am strong.” In the early 1990’s, Suzanne and I met with a group of peacemakers including Dan, Phil and Liz. A week […]

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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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