Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more;
but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid.
-- Micah 4:3-4


About Friends of Adin Ballou

FAB Events

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FAB Essay Contest

Adin Ballou Biography

Walking Tour

Works by Adin Ballou

Works on Adin Ballou and Hopedale

Hopedale Town History

Picture Gallery


Contact Us!

For information about FAB membership and events in and around Hopedale, email Marcia Matthews

For general information about Adin Ballou and the history of the Hopedale Community, email Lynn Hughes



Jesus of Nazareth (the "Sermon on the Mount")
Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Adin Ballou (1803-1890)
William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
Oscar Romero (1917-1980)
Cesar Chavez (1927-1994)
Nelson Mandela (1918--)
Dalai Lama (1935--)
Jimmy Carter (1924--)
Varian Fry (1907-1967) rescued refugees from Marseilles during the Holocaust.
Oscar Schindler (1908-1974) saved almost 1100 Jews during the Holocaust.


Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) abolitionist, "Ain't I a Woman?"
Abby Kelley Foster (1811-1887) women's rights pioneer and abolitionist
Mother Jones, Mary Harris (1837-1930) Union Labor organizer
Jane Addams (1860-1935) Hull House
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) "The Declaration of Human Rights"
Dorothy Day (1897-1980), "The Catholic Worker"
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) "the poorest of the poor"
Nadine Gordimer (1923--) South African anti-apartheid novelist
Amy Goodman (1957--) "Democracy Now" radio program
Cindy Sheehan (1957--) "Peace Mom"
Rigaberto Menchu (1959--) Guatemalan Peace Activist


Living with War, Neil Young
Bring the Boys Home, Freda Payne
Save the Country, by Laura Nyro (performed by the Fifth Dimension)
War (What Is It Good For?), Edwin Starr
Waiting on the World to Change, John Mayer
Love Is My Religion, Ziggy Marley
Better Way, Ben Harper
Everybody Wake Up, Dave Matthews Band
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), Melanie Safka
New: What Are We Fighting For?, Live


After Innocence (2005, Dennis Maher)
The Flowers of St. Francis (1950, R. Rosselini and F. Fellini)
Kundun (1997, Dalai Lama)
The Long Walk Home (1990, AL bus boycott, Civil Rights Movement)
Darshan: the Embrace (2004 documentary by Jan Kounen about India's hugging saint Amma)
Gandhi (1982, the life of India's liberator)
The Chorus (2004, French, about a teacher in reform school)
The Long Voyage (2004, French, father-son relationship in Islamic culture)
El Bola (2003, Spanish, father-son dispute)
Babette's Feast (1987, Danish)
La Grande Illusion (1938, French and German, Jean Renoir. Two French prisoners plot to escape POW camp.)

Meetings and Minutes

March 30, 2008
January 11, 2004
October 5, 2003
July 27, 2003
April 13, 2003