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40th Anniversary Celebration

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Reflections on Agape by:
  • Sr. Claire and Rev. Kato Shoni of the Leverett Buddhist Peace Pagoda
  • Frida Berrigan, nonviolent author and columnist
  • John & Carrie Schuchardt, cofounders of the House of Peace
  • Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, Byzantine Melkite Priest, Agape Cofounder
  • Nicole Brathwaite-Hunt, Board Member of Worcester Inter-Tribal Indian Center
  • Steve & Nancy James, cofounders of Agape
  • Rev. John P. Sullivan, M.S., Director of La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH
  • Sr. Melinda Pellerin, SSJ, Vice President of National Black Sisters Conference
  • Michael Boover, cofounder of the Mustard Seed Catholic Worker
  • Linda Reimer, cofounder of the Sirius Community
  • Larry Buell, founder of University of the Wild and Earthland,  accompanied by representatives from the Nipmuc Nation
  • Pat Ferrone, Regional Coordinator, Pax Christi, Agape “lifer”
  • Brother North Star, Peace Pilgrim and Earth Activist
  • Fr. Mark Korban, Orthodox Priest
  • Sheikh Yawar Baig & Mohammed Saleem Bajwa of the Islamic Society of Western MA
  • Members of the Agape Mission Council
  • Members of the extended community networks including Pax Christi, Just Faith Springfield, University of the Wild, MA Sisters of Joseph, Jesuit Community, Sirius Community, and Catholic Workers.
Music:
  • Ricardo Frota
  • Fran Reagan
  • Katja Esser
  • Maria Termini
  • Noonday Farm Singers and Noonday/Haley House friends:  Bill Beardslee, Lisa Mayer, Jimmy Levinson, Beth Ingham, and more…stay tuned.
Important Information: Parking:
  • Please arrive by 9:30 for on street parking. The program will begin promptly at 10 AM.
Overnight:
    • If we have not already confirmed with you that you may stay overnight , we are unable to accommodate any more guests. However, please call us for possible alternative arrangements if you intend to stay in the area.
Food:
  • Please bring a bagged lunch. Our food offerings will be very limited this year.
  • If you intend to stay for the evening VEGETARIAN/VEGAN potluck, please bring a dish that DOES NOT need to be heated. We are unable to heat up multiple meals in our kitchen.
COVID-19 Protocol:
  • Per the most recent CDC guidelines on outdoor gatherings we will not be requiring proof of vaccination or masks when outdoors.Due to the large size of our gathering we recommend anyone who is able to test prior to arrival to do so.We are requiring masks when indoors, and recommending people limit their time spent indoors to as little as possible.

Details

Date:
October 1
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm