Developing Leaders for Justice and Peace

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We help leaders develop thriving communities of justice and peace, using the discipline of Kingian Nonviolence — in solidarity with movements, and accountability to impacted people.

We are committed to working with young adults through our paid internship program. Everything we do involves Kingian Nonviolence, and interns are involved in everything we do.

We envision a world in Beloved Community, liberated from oppression, violence, and war.

The Six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence

  1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
  2. The Beloved Community is the framework for the future.
  3. Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil.
  4. Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve the goal.
  5. Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence.
  6. The universe is on the side of justice.

Learn more about Kingian Nonviolence, and how to use it in your work.


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    Wednesday, October 04, 2023 at 07:30 PM · 3 rsvps

    “7 Prompts” FACILITATOR COACHING CLINIC - Standing with People of Color

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    Wednesday, October 4, 2023 

    Time: 7:30-9:00 pm Eastern

    (6:30 - 8 pm Central/5:30-7 pm Mountain/4:30-6 pm Pacific)

    On September 19 and 23, 2023, the Standing with People of Color Committee offered facilitation and preparation sessions for people leading “7 Prompts” sessions this fall.

    On October 4, 2023, participants from these trainings are invited to connect again for a coaching session. Join to share your hopes or plans, to ask questions about facilitation or design, to think with others about adaptation to your schedule or context, and to support others who are also planning to lead sessions using the 7 Prompts. This Coaching Session is rather like a “clinic." Just show up with your concerns and together we will respond.  We will be sending you new handouts this week (including a lengthy “Hot-tips for 7 Prompts Facilitators,”) so please have your handouts readily available to refer to.

    Contact the Committee at [email protected] with questions or for support before or after the coaching session. We are eager to know who is leading 7 Prompts events and where! 



    The Church of the Brethren Standing With People of Color Study/Action Committee is asking the entire Church of the Brethren to engage in crucial Christian conversations in various settings in the next year, using 7 discussion prompts around the theme of standing with people of color and working for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). 

    We hope the church will share together around the family table, in Sunday School or other congregational settings, in districts, and in other Brethren agencies and venues. 

    Our team developed the prompts along with the “BELOVED” model of conversations, to help the church engage in urgent and heartfelt conversation in a way that builds up our Beloved Community.

    Designed to take place in small groups, each of these prompts moves the conversations from the participants' own history onward to discussions of justice and racism. The design of these prompts invites participants to look within themselves and reflect on their own experiences and perspectives.  It is our prayer that these conversations, across the denomination, can help foster broad engagement and create a path toward faithful and passionate Brethren involvement in racism and racial justice in our times. 


    Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 02:00 PM · 11 rsvps

    KNV 2-hour Intro October 10, 2023

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    Join us for an overview of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation at 2pm ET / 1pm CT / 11am PT on October 10, 2023. Kingian Nonviolence is an approach to conflict and community leadership that offers values and methods useful for anyone who wants to use conflict constructively in your personal life, in group settings, or in community issues and building a reconciled world. 

    This 2 Hour webinar covers:

    • The 4 pillars of Kingian Nonviolence

    • Initial introduction to the 6 Principles and 6 Steps - the “Will” and the “Skill” of Kingian Nonviolence.

    • The Social Dynamics of Kingian Nonviolence 

    This training will be co-facilitated by Haya Saleh and Sherrilynn Bevel.

    Haya Saleh is a member of On Earth Peace who has played a role in various capacities. She initially served as the Palestine Justice intern organizer, demonstrating her advocacy to the cause. Later, she assumed the position of OEP's Kingian Nonviolence (KNV) fellow. Haya resides in Gaza, Palestine and is deeply devoted to extending OEP programs to the youth and young adults in her community. Haya holds the certification of being a Level 1 KNV trainer and passionately advocates for Palestine Justice, both within her community, the United States, and on the international stage. Haya conducts engaging workshops on conflict resolution and transformation, with a focus on reaching youth and adults in underserved areas.Her background as an ESL teacher and her extensive involvement in the conflict resolution and transformation sector fuel her aspiration to be a catalyst for positive change in the Middle East. Haya envisions a future where she collaborates with diverse stakeholders to delve into the root causes of conflicts and develop comprehensive strategies for effective conflict management. Her ultimate goal is to make a significant contribution to creating a secure environment that champions cooperation, social justice, and peaceful coexistence. Haya's journey within OEP reflects her unwavering commitment to these values.


    Sherrilynn Bevel, PhD, is a Level III Kingian Nonviolence Trainer. She co-founded and is Associate Director of the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training. From 2018 through 2020, she was Director of Training and Special Projects for the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence. Sherri chairs the board of directors of The Diversity Think Tank, which seeks equity in academic hiring at state-supported institutions of higher education. In the classroom, she teaches political science, human rights, Nonviolence, and African American studies. In The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North (U. of KY Press, 2016), she documented the contributions of a youth-led campaign to end lead poisoning, which ultimately resulted in federal lead protection legislation; and argued that this aspect of the Chicago Freedom Movement was an important precursor to the modern environmental justice movement.  

    Meet others interested in Kingian Nonviolence, build Beloved Community, and connect with On Earth Peace's Kingian Nonviolence Learning Action Community!

    Note: You will be added to our Peacebuilder email list by registering for this event, if you do not wish to be on the list please email [email protected]

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