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    400 Years after 1620: Prayers for Seven Generations

    by Peter Blood In this 400th anniversary of the beginning of European settlement in the Northeastern U.S., two interfaith associations in Western Massachusetts are taking this opportunity to reflect and act towards justice for our Native sisters and brothers in our region. This concern was brought to us by Sr.

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    Eradicating Racism: Transforming Human Hearts

    by Fr. Warren Savage The racial tension and unrest in Minneapolis and other major cities across the country and the COVID-19 pandemic have only exposed the real pandemic that has infected this nation for four centuries, the pandemic of racism and hatred. At the moment, my energies are devoted to

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    Death Sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Reversed on July 31, 2020

    Note:  Agape’s witness Against the Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can be found in the chapter, “Judy and Dzhokhar” of the Agape co-founders’, Suzanne Belote Shanley and Brayton Shanley’s, memoir: Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community.    Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev was convicted of terrorism in

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    In Memoriam

    Patricia Shanley. Brayton’s sister, died on April 22, 2020 of cancer.  Since the inception of Agape in 1982, Trish was a generous supporter of the community and a friend to many Agape folks.  A stalwart advocate for Christian Nonviolence and the social justice values of Agape and the reform movement

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    National Catholic Review on Agape’s Legacy Book: Loving Life on the Margins

    What happens when you live life 'horizontally, not vertically' Order The Book Today! Aug 19, 2020 by Bill Mitchell Brayton and Suzanne Belote Shanley at Agape Community's St. Francis Day event in October 2019 (David Legg) LOVING LIFE ON THE MARGINS: THE STORY OF THE AGAPE COMMUNITY By Suzanne Belote Shanley

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    Workday 2020 Recap

    They came, all five of them, and a new intern, Adam, along with Olivia and Teresa and our handyperson, devoted and ever-present, Mike. Fourteen year old Isaac drove his tractor here with his grandfather, and the day was full of distancing bliss. We are so grateful…second set to come… Agape team

  • David Tall Pine White

    “We will teach our Indigenous Ways At the University of the Wild” David “Tall Pine” White, Nipmuc Language Keeper Special Message from the University of the Wild at Earthlands in Petersham, MA, on the passing of David Tall Pine White, Nipmuc Language Keeper, cultural protector, educator, and wise counsel.  

  • Stations of the Cross of Nonviolence in a Pandemic

    Background Information: Stations of the Cross of Nonviolent Love at Boston’s Statehouse since 1984 For over 30 years representatives of The House of Peace, Sisters of St. Anne, Agape Community and Pax Christi, MA have gathered at Boston’s Statehouse to read Stations of the Cross of Nonviolence which embrace the

  • God and the Ego Mind in a Pandemic

    God and the Ego Mind in a Pandemic by Brayton Shanley Novel Corona Virus has spread from Wuhan China to 198 countries and territories around the world, an invisible disease, a soundlessly moving wildfire.  It could have been a bat that infected a human, but it is like no other

  • Agape Legacy/Lineage Book Tour: Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community

    With our plans for an ongoing travel with Agape’s new book, Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community, we named the tour, “The Agape Legacy Book Tour: 42 Years of Building Nonviolent ” and kicked off the late winter, into spring phase of the tour on