[heading icon=”” type=”standard” size=”h2″ extra=””]Christian Community and Lifestyle[/heading][paragraph extra=”lead”]We live in the urgencies of the 21st century. [/paragraph][paragraph extra=””]At Agape we seek to create and to preserve a morally coherent life in fidelity to our faith and to the calling of people of all faiths. While grounded in the practice of our Catholic Christianity, we experience an affinity and connectedness with sisters and brothers from other faith traditions, and those who follow no particular faith tradition, learning from them and seeking to live in harmony with them.[/paragraph] [column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″] [heading icon=”” type=”standard” size=”h3″ extra=””]Radical Nonviolence & Witness[/heading][paragraph extra=””]Radical Nonviolence at Agape CommunityAgape’s co-founders live below taxable income to withdraw support of taxes for war. Resistance to violence is part of our lives when called to resist war, pollution of our planet, nuclear energy and weapons, and the death penalty.[/paragraph][/column] [column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] [heading icon=”” type=”standard” size=”h3″ extra=””]Eco-theology & Organic Homesteading[/heading][paragraph extra=””] Organic Farming at Agape CommunityReverencing the Earth is the art and practice of living as devoted stewards of God’s Earth.  We grow our own food, harvest and freeze our vegetables for nourishment throughout the year.  In our attempts to discover a sustainable way of being on this earth, we humans must look to invest ourselves in the fullness of life by giving back to the earth and her creatures more than we take from them. [/paragraph] [/column] [column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] [heading icon=”” type=”standard” size=”h3″ extra=””]Faith & Daily Prayer[/heading][paragraph extra=””] Agape Community ChapelAt Agape, the deep stillness of the morning dawn is broken by readings of the Hebrew Scripture and The New Testament.  Lunchtime with the community begins with silent meditation.  We pray daily together as a community, honoring a contemplative call for periods of silence and meditation. Poetry, music, interfaith readings and celebrations are key to such prayer.[/paragraph] [/column]
[row] [column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ]Music & Celebration IMG_6660-FrancisDay2012byDCLegg_mni-1024x682At Agape, celebration is central to our community experience. We sing, play music, and spend time together after a hard day’s work. Music and song are central to our prayer and annual events.[/column][column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ]Service to Community Service to CommunityOur prayer life emboldens us to offer hospitality and service to sisters and brothers, especially to the poor, the outcast, the immigrant, and victims of war, thereby resisting the evils of violence so prevalent in our culture.[/column][column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] Voluntary Simplicity Voluntary Simplicity, Woman chopping woodEvangelical simplicity is a Beatitude, a core value which is reflected in our daily life, our actions, and our teachings.  Community members who live at Agape immerse themselves in a hard yet wholesome simple life.[/column][/row]

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