REFLECTION: Being Bartimaeus in the midst of endless war; nonviolence as the gift of sight

By Suzanne Belote Shanley (When asked for his response to the Paris bombings, Pope Francis replied:  “World War III. …piecemeal.”) This morning at Agape during our 7:30 morning prayer, we were confronted by our despair and grief over the coordinated carnage in Paris. Since the lethal attacks, I have been thinking about the nonviolent response, … Continue reading REFLECTION: Being Bartimaeus in the midst of endless war; nonviolence as the gift of sight

DEATH PENALTY: Statement in Opposition to the Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – A Call to Communities of Faith in Massachusetts and the United States

from the Agape Community and Pax Christi Massachusetts We are residents of Massachusetts, from various Christian faith traditions, who are opposed to the Death Penalty in all cases. For months, we have watched with dismay as defense and prosecution counsel have negotiated the legal maze of jury selection as they prepared for the trial of … Continue reading DEATH PENALTY: Statement in Opposition to the Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – A Call to Communities of Faith in Massachusetts and the United States