By Daymond Steer
ALBANY — For 75 years, those seeking a more peaceful planet have found a second home in the World Fellowship Center in Albany.
Situated on 455 acres, with a view of Mount Chocorua, the center calls itself a place "where social justice meets nature." According to Andy Davis, co-director with his wife, Andrea Walsh since 2001, it's basically a summer camp for adults and families who have progressive values.
People can attend a speaking event, stay for a day or two or even the whole summer. Accommodations range from campsites to modern guest rooms. There is also a dining hall where members of the public are welcome to have dinner (at 6 p.m., for $19.75) prior to the talks, discussing important issues of the day, that take place over the summer.
World Fellowship has access to nature trails and Whitton Pond, and guests are free to hike, swim, canoe and fish.
The mission to make the world a better place and give a voice to the voiceless hasn't always been easy, and the center's mission was tested in the age of Sen. Joe McCarthy and the Cold War.
Today, it is focused on leading the charge on such things as economic injustice and climate change. Speakers have included social critic Noam Chomsky, peace activist David Dellinger, writer Grace Paley and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
- Category: Local News