• Are You Willing to Become an Anti-Racist? by Edgar Hayes

    by Edgar Hayes While walking down the streets of NYC, I witnessed with ease how other peoples’ conscious or subconscious thoughts played out before me.   I cannot recall when I became of age or when I became aware of my “place” in society.  I thought I was obscure, invisible, undetected,

  • Agape Community Servant Song

    We Demand Change Now. An interview with Julie Bradey

    In this interview with Brayton Shanley, Julie Bradley shares her unique experience as a bi-racial daughter of a white mother and a black father, who grew up with her four siblings in various housing developments and projects in the Boston area. Julie and her family have been a part of

  • COVID-19, Environmental Racism, and the Legacy of Dr. James Cone

    by Jim Robinson Throughout the spring and summer of 2020, the radical evil of systemic racism and the death-dealing impact of COVID-19 have occupied the center of our collective consciousness. After the brutal and callous murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police on May 25, 2020, masked protesters have come

  • Loving Life on the Margins • the story of the Agape community

    40 years of Community, Resistance, Nonviolence and Sustainability. Read "Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community" available now! Order online from our website or download an order form to purchase by mail. The book covers the life of its co-founders, Suzanne and Brayton...

  • Agape’s Vigil for Orlando Cordia Hall

    Last updated: 11:05 p.m., November 20, 2020 Orlando Cordia Hall (Shakib Wali), father of 6 and grandfather of 13, was executed at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN on Thursday, November 19th, just before midnight. Though a district court judge had granted a stay before the execution, which had

  • Agape Community Update & Winter Appeal

    Dear Friends of Agape, Here at Agape, fall is a joyous season, the completion of the banquet of summer’s harvest. As we move through November, the Agape woodlands are still strewn with acorns of our towering oak trees. The five of us living at Agape turn our wary gaze to

  • Healing Our Divisions on & Beyond Election Day: Agape’s Vigil in Ware

    In solidarity with interfaith vigils in the area and across the country, Agape has been holding an ongoing vigil in Ware, MA. Here is our message: Healing Our Divisions on & Beyond Election Day We are an interfaith group consisting primarily of Christians who are gathered here in the spirit

  • “Song for Agape” by Sarah Pirtle

    Sarah Pirtle, cherished friend of Agape Community, first performed “Song for Agape” at the community’s opening ceremony in 1989. We hope it brings you joy.   SONG FOR AGAPE Oh, justice song! We hear the human family. Oh, justice song. Oh, bind our hearts to all. Oh, justice song. Oh,

  • Dixon’s Baptism and Confirmation!

    On Sunday, October 25th, Agape Community member Dixon George was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Church. Dixon took “Francis” as his confirmation name. Fr. Tom McMurray, SJ, Dixon’s spiritual director, was the celebrant. Sr. Jane Morrissey, SSJ and Jim Robinson served as his godparents. Suzanne Belote Shanley and Brayton

  • 400 Years: Truth & Healing for the Next Seven Generations

    On Saturday, October 17th, Agape Community joined the Interfaith Opportunities Network (ION), the New England Peace Pagoda, and others for “400 Years: Truth & Healing for the Next Seven Generations.” The event was organized by ION, and coincided with the Peace Pagoda’s “Listening to the Call of the Great Spirit”

  • Sage & Spirit: Harvesting Agape Herbs

    Please enjoy this glimpse of the sage we harvested earlier today, paired with the Grateful Dead:

  • St. Francis Day 2020 Recap

    On October 3, 2020, Agape Community celebrated our 31st annual (and first ever virtual) St. Francis Day. The event was titled “Becoming Anti-Racist to Build Beloved Community During COVID-19 and the 2020 Election.” It consisted of a morning session, an afternoon small group discussion, and an open mic. During the

  • The Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

    “Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.” -St. Teresa of Avila      

  • The Execution of Lezmond Mitchell: Life and Death in 2020

    by Jim Robinson In her address to the 2020 Republican National Convention on August 26th, Sr. Deirdre Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, referred to Donald Trump as “the most pro-life president this nation has ever had, defending life at all