Finding Our Prophetic Hearts

Dates:  March 27th -March 29th, 2020
Cost:  $60 day only, $65 for overnight
Place:  The Rush Center, Midfield, AL
Advance Registration:  
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205-780-2020 or email



Gather with us this Lent for an interfaith retreat to explore nonviolence as a way of life, more necessary than ever in this season of war, racism, political divisiveness, and ecocide. Suzanne and Brayton have spent 40 years living an alternative vision at Agape, a lay Christian community in Ware, MA. They will share their insights with us and challenge us with their questions. How do we make peace with ourselves, with “the other”, and with the earth?


Suzanne Belote and Brayton Shanley have spent years learning to live in radical nonviolence, environmental sustainability, simplicity, beauty, and companionship. They confront racism, militarism, and consumerism with a simple Gospel clarity.


Their most recent book is Loving Life on the Margins: the story of the Agape Community. Copies will be available at the retreat.

"...why the things are what they are, how the things would be if they were as they should be, and how a path can be made from the things as they are to the things as they should be."
Peter Maurin

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Birmingham, AL