Feb 13, 2017 By Bob Morse of Ashland Culture of Peace Commission
"Ashland's mayor recently named a type of love, agape, as a possible antidote for the divisiveness rampant in our country. As an ambassador of the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC), I've been listening to local and global voices on how love would be expressed in a culture of peace.
The essence of agape love is goodwill, benevolence, faithfulness, and commitment. Agape is also the unselfish love of one person for another without erotic implications. In the words of Philippe Hamer, "In a culture of peace, agape love is the basis of all expressions and actions."