Agape International Spiritual Center
The essence of Agape is best described by its founder, Michael Bernard Beckwith: “When I founded the Agape International Spiritual Center in 1986, I envisioned it as a trans-denominational movement that would take a stand for love, peace, creativity, for being a beneficial presence on the planet, a place where individuals would have an opportunity to study and practice the New Thought-Ageless Wisdom tradition of spirituality and embody a realization of their interconnectedness to all existence while selflessly serving our global family.” As a result, Agape’s vision embraces the realistic possibility of a world that recognizes, honors and nurtures the dignity of the world’s peoples. The broad reach of the work Agape’s staff, local members, global live streamers and volunteers is doing is a life-long commitment to the fulfillment of that possibility.
Agape’s local community outreach programs feed the homeless and offer memorial services at no cost, serve incarcerated individuals and their families, support homes for youth at risk, support the arts, offer bereavement support, and advocate the preservation of the planet’s environmental resources. Agape’s global humanitarian works include human advocacy, disaster relief, provide food, retraining programs, build schools, libraries, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, and homes for unwed mothers in locations ranging from 8 African countries to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Columbia, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka.
Recognized throughout the world as a model of racial diversity and compassion, many thousands of individuals of all ages, religious backgrounds, ethnicities, and walks of life attend Agape’s services, classes, conferences and special events locally and live stream them globally.
The teachings of Michael Bernard Beckwith are universal and relevant to all cultures and religious backgrounds. Equally applicable at the kitchen sink, in the office, on the basketball court or meditation cushion, they affirm the interconnectedness of all life and the Spirit which indwells all sentient beings. “The goal of human existence is to realize and manifest humanity’s oneness and innate wholeness,” he teaches, “which is our inborn birthright.”
We invite you to explore Agape’s Website and learn more about our dynamic, intentional community and the broad scope of opportunities we offer you for enhancing your life-experience from a foundation of personal spiritual empowerment. We especially direct you to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) link where you may learn about the universal principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality.