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Dover-Sherborn Patch: Middle School Students Visit the Peace Abbey

The following was provided by Kim Phelan. 19 eighth grade students from the Dover-Sherborn Middle School Veterans’ Citizen Action Group (CAG) visited the Peace Abbey in Sherborn last month to learn about the Abbey’s mission and goals and to perform community service. Students chose groups at the beginning of the year based on their interests ranging from homelessness, hunger, children and animals. The students in the Veterans’ CAG mostly chose the group because they have had family members who have served in the military and they wanted to help and support veterans’ service. The Veterans’ CAG came up with the […]


Wicked Local Sherborn: Crows flock at Peace Abbey in Sherborn against death penalty

By Sara Feijo Dover-Sherborn Press Sherborn –A group of activists gathered together in the basement of the Peace Abbey events conference center to protest against capital punishment. Organized by Calling All Crows, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable change and empowers women all over the world, the meeting was part of a series of events happening throughout the country to celebrate death penalty awareness week, running from Feb. 27 to March 11. “We are not experts on the death penalty,” said Matt Wilhem, chief program officer. “But what we are, are really, really passionate people who have been moved by stories […]


OPED Written by Larry Colburn

  Larry Colburn, Recipent of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award and Co-Chair of the Larry Co Larry Colburn is the recipent of The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award and Co-Chair of the STONEWALK, the 1999 pilgrimage of the memorial stone for Unknown Civilians Killed in War to Arlington National Cemetery. Stonewalk was sponsored by The Life Experience School and The Peace Abbey. So, an American soldier has apparently lost whatever sanity, or at least humanity, he once possessed, and murdered numerous civilians in Afghanistan. His name has not been released to the public — yet. He is […]


The Passing of Gabriel the Cow

Dear Friends of Gabe, Sad news. Sunday afternoon while doing chores, I noticed that Gabe was so stiff he couldn’t get up from where he was lying in the pasture. Meg and I covered him with Emily’s blanket and gave him water and hay and called Cindy, his vet, who drove down from Bolton, MA to see him. She examined Gabe and felt that due to advanced arthritis in his knees, aggravated by his enormous size, weight and age, his legs could no longer carry him. He was unable to stand. His 16 years of being a friend and ambassador […]


WickedLocal Sherborn: Druid ceremony at Sherborn’s Peace Abbey celebrates the return of the sun

By Theresa Knapp Sherborn –The Order of the Bards, Ovates and Druids celebrated Winter Solstice at the Peace Abbey on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The Druids celebrate eight ceremonies a year. The Winter Solstice welcomes the sun back and is a “new beginning,” said member Sarah Fuhro of Natick. “For the last three years we’ve been at the Peace Abbey, and part of that is because we usually are doing them [ceremonies] on public land, but the Peace Abbey is nice because it’s private land and we can have a large fire,” said Fuhro, noting the Boston “grove” has been in […]


Peace Abbey Library Catalog Now Online!

Click here to view a catalog of the 3,203 books and videos in the Peace Abbey Library on The catalog includes the 564 books in the Gandhi collection. You can sort the collection by topic or author by clicking the Tags or Authors tab at the top of the page. You can also use the Search window to look for a topic of interest. Thanks to our great volunteers who input all the books. Please let us know what you think of this tool and how you are using it. Enjoy!


Media Coverage of Gandhi Statue at Occupy Boston

Here are a few of the media stories of Gandhi’s visit to Occupy Boston: Photo gallery: Peace Abbey’s Gandhi statue visits Occupy Boston WRKO: Gandhi Makes Occupy Boston Appearance WickedLocal Dover: Gandhi statue back at Peace Abbey after stay with Occupy Boston Boston Globe West: Suburban Occupy sees opportunity to reenergize

Read More... Have you visited the Peace Abbey?

The Peace Abbey is a spiritual oasis that’s tucked away in the wooded hamlet of Sherborn. The multi-faith retreat center is home to the Pacifist Living History Museum and Emily the Sacred Cow, and over the years has hosted well-known visitors like Mother Teresa, Howard Zinn, Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, and, most recently, Joan Baez. But the future of the Peace Abbey is up in the air. Faced with mounting bills, the cash-strapped nonprofit is appealing to the public and hoping that an angel investor can save the place. Peace Abbey supporters are doing whatever they can to help. On […]