Agape Community 31st Anniversary: “Faith and the Environment: Prayer and Action”
Saturday, October 05, 2013
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
The Agape Community celebrates its 31st anniversary with its annual St. Francis Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the community’s site in Hardwick, Mass.
Agape is a lay Catholic community open to all beliefs, based on simple, sustainable, and peaceful living. Bring a brown bag for both lunch and dinner (music, poetry at end of event). We will only serve refreshments … trying to simplify, reduce and reuse. Tours will showcase Agape’s solar projects, straw bale house, compost toilet, grease car, and organic garden.
- Roger S. Gottlieb: Professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; author/editor of numerous books and articles on environmental ethics, religious environmentalism, and contemporary spirituality. His most recent books, Engaging Voices: Tales of Meaning and Morality in an Age of Global Warming and Spirituality: What it is and Why it Matters, received Nautilus Book Awards.
- Sister Bernadette Bostwick: Co-founder with Sisteer Gail Worcelo and the late Father Thomas Berry of Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vt., whose mission is to live in the consciousness of a “Single Sacred Community of Life.”
- Tom Cornell Jr.: Lifetime Catholic Worker and gardener, homesteader at Peter Maurin Farm, an affiliate of the New York Catholic Worker, whose articles on gardening appear frequently in the Catholic Worker newspapers.
- Shea Reister: Age 24, recently arrested for peaceful civil disobedience action against the Keystone XL pipeline, works for the Better Future Project and 350.org, and the student fossil fuel divestment movement, as well as an organizer of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
- Youth Climate Change Activist Panel: Students from area colleges will speak out on the current climate crisis.
Call (413) 967-9369 for more information.