The Gospel Call to Sustainability @ Wake Forest University

Brayton and Suzanne Shanley will give a keynote address at Wake Forest University in North Carolina on April 12th in 202 Wingate.

The Gospel Call to Sustainability: A Model for Living an Integrated Life

How are we to live as people of faith in a world devastated by ongoing ecological peril and endless war? Jesus’ nonviolent love teaches us how to read the signs of the times as ones of urgency as we attempt to live in harmony with our sacred planet and its inhabitants, human and non-human.

For the past 34 years, Suzanne Belote Shanley and Brayton Shanley have been a attempting to live with others an integrated life as co-founders of The Agape Community.  They will present a community model of sustainability on 34 acres of land in Central MA which includes practicing contemplation, prayer, education in nonviolence and maintaining green buildings, constructed from the ground up, which include solar energy, compost toilet and a community organic garden among other ecological features. 

They will also participate in Chapel worship at 11am on Tuesday, April 12th for the Divinity School in the main chapel.

Their main talk will be later that day (4/12) from 5-6pm in room 202 Wingate.