• We Must Rid Ourselves of Systemic Racism

    by Tahirah Amatul-Wadud - As our country experiences such difficulty and we as a people are hurt by betrayal at its core, the single most important thing to me is to build and nurture ourselves and our community every way and every day that we can. It was cathartic to

  • No One Is Illegal

    by Maritza Cruz - Race still matters. In 2018, there are persistent social, political, and environmental inequities, and racism is only one component of the complex system of oppression. Rules and standards in our society are not race neutral. As children of color, we learn from a very young age

  • Defending the Victims

    by Alex Mooradian - To me, what stood out at St. Francis Day was the sense of caring among the attendees.  Everyone who spoke at the event, and who participated in the day as guests, shared the same desire to become more educated and involved.  Not everyone shared the same

  • Great Spirit—Jesus—God—Allah– Heal Us

    by Ann Rader - It was so important for there to be a white Christian voice saying- we repent, forgive us Lord, we reject the ways of the "white Christian” militarized economic system that has wreaked havoc upon your sacred people. Which has offended you. You - the Great Spirit

  • Worcester Inter-Tribal Indian Council: Sacred Fire and Pipe Ceremony

    By Nicole and Rick Braithewait Hunt and John Joubert - “[The challenge is] how do we come back to being one people again. We have the same spirit within us all. We’ve forgotten that.” Nicole Brathwaite-Hunt “The native part of me tells me that we’re a culture that is totally

  • Give Us a Seat at the Table

    By Julieta Mendoza - Systemic racism has, throughout my whole life, prevented me from being in spaces like this today, from going to college, from feeling like I belong, and from finding people like me who want a revolution!

  • Courage to Change

    by Brenna Cussen - I was beyond impressed that Agape was willing to dive into such a difficult and necessary issue. The diversity of the speakers, musicians, and prayer leaders were a testament not only to the relevance of the topic, but also to Agape's reputation and dedication to building

  • St. Francis Day on Replay

    by Jonathan Betts Fields - Nonviolent love looks like friendship; embrace it and end all the isms. Race justice, lament, and forgiveness mix well with laughter, baked goods and singing.

  • The Mystic’s View

    Book review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy Robert Thiefels has written a thoughtful and valuable book about consciousness as it pertains to the Christian faith journey. In Standing in the Midst of Grace: Essays on Living in Christ Consciousness, he invites us to look beyond the Jesus we have created in our

  • Challah on Advent Evening

    Since Agape’s Annual Advent Evening falls just before the first night of Hanukkah, we will honor this holiday with two loaves of challah. Challah is a rich, sweet bread eaten on Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. For Shabbat, two loaves symbolize the two portions of manna that God to the Hebrews