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.

 


Read our latest blog posts

Agape: A Peacemaking Guide for Kids May 2024, Issue 01/Resisting War What is War, and How do we Resist it? By Marie Rhoades At On Earth Peace, we have a dream of a world with no oppression, no violence, and no war. The Agape magazine series will introduce you to...

Quick History: Remembering the Nakba May 15th is the Nakba, or the catastrophe, which refers to the creation of the state of Israel within Palestine and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians that ensued. In 1948, the British Mandate in Palestine expired, which triggered the establishment of the State of Israel...

From March through September 2013, the 3000 Miles for Peace campaign got people moving in honor of Paul Ziegler, a young peacebuiler who died tragically on his bicycle in a highway accident in September, 2012.  Paul had planned to ride his bike 3000 miles across the continent in the summer...

  • Upcoming events

    Friday, May 31, 2024 at 02:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    ZOOM

    3000 Miles for Peace 2024 Kick Off

    Join us as we kickoff the 3000 Miles for Peace event's activities for the month of June.  

    In June, we will be able to track our collective progress to reaching our 3000 miles goal.  The virtual route connects On Earth Peace staff- Darlene in New Windsor, MD, Marie in Trumansburg, NY, and Matt in Portland, OR for 3000 miles. 

    For this kickoff event, we will share plans for individual's activities, celebrate our fundraising efforts, and learn of opportunities planned for the month of June to gain more miles as we work towards our goal.

    We look forward to this event that connects all of the OEP community!  

    To learn more about the 3000 Miles for Peace event or to register, visit 3000 Miles for Peace 2024 - On Earth Peace

    In 2013, the initial 3000 Miles for Peace campaign got people moving in honor of Paul Ziegler, a young peacebuilder who died tragically on his bicycle in a highway accident in September 2012.  Paul had planned to ride his bike 3000 miles across the continent in the summer of 2015 as a witness for peace, gathering fellow riders along the way and raising funds for building peace. On Earth Peace worked with Paul's family to plan the initial 3000 Miles for Peace campaign in Paul's honor.   Inspired by his life and his planned epic ride, over 1,500 people took part in more than 50 local events which included biking, walking, canoeing, hiking, running, as well as dribbling soccer balls, rocking chairs and lifting weights.  It was clear that whatever activity they chose, people saw their participation in the campaign as an expression of their belief in the importance of peace in our world.  In 2016, On Earth Peace launched our internship program funded in part by the Paul Ziegler Young Peacemaker Fund. 

    Money raised through the 3000 Miles for Peace event will go towards the 2024 budget and to the Paul Ziegler Young Peacemaker Fund endowment.

    Thank you to our sponsors for this event:

    • McPherson College
    • LaVerne Church of the Brethren Games & Goodies Group
    • On Earth Peace Intern Alumni
    • Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBTQ Interests
    • On Earth Peace Board of Directors
    • Gary & Darlene (Smith) Meyers and Chris & Linda (Smith) Lumsden in Memory of Harold Smith

    To learn more about sponsoring On Earth Peace's 50th Anniversary events, contact Marie at [email protected].

    Saturday, June 01, 2024 at 05:00 AM through July 01, 2024
    Racery

    3000 Miles for Peace 2024

    Join us in a peer-to-peer fundraiser to support the work of On Earth Peace. Throughout the month of June, the OEP community will collectively walk, run, dance, swim, shoot hoops, anything! to accumulate miles towards our goal. In April and May, the fundraising phase of the event begins. Money raised through the 3000 Miles for Peace event will go towards the 2024 budget and to the Paul Ziegler Young Peacemaker Fund endowment.

    This year as On Earth Peace celebrates its 50th Anniversary, we are excited to once again hold a 3000 Miles for Peace event.  The event is hosted through a platform called Racery.  To join the event, follow this link- https://onearthpeace.racery.com/r/3000-miles-for-peace/.  There you are invited to join the 3000 Miles for Peace event and offered a dashboard that includes a fundraising link to share with your friends and family and a link to invite others to join.  There is a $25 registration fee ($11 covers the platform services, $14 goes directly to On Earth Peace).  Coupons for complementary registration are available by contacting Marie at [email protected].


    In June, we will be able to track our collective progress to reaching our 3000 miles goal.  The virtual route connects On Earth Peace staff- Darlene in New Windsor, MD, Marie in Trumansburg, NY, and Matt in Portland, OR for 3000 miles. 

    We look forward to this event that connects all of the OEP community!  Thank you for your efforts to fundraise on our behalf and have fun as you consider the activities you will participate in throughout June!

    In 2013, the initial 3000 Miles for Peace campaign got people moving in honor of Paul Ziegler, a young peacebuilder who died tragically on his bicycle in a highway accident in September 2012.  Paul had planned to ride his bike 3000 miles across the continent in the summer of 2015 as a witness for peace, gathering fellow riders along the way and raising funds for building peace. On Earth Peace worked with Paul's family to plan the initial 3000 Miles for Peace campaign in Paul's honor.   Inspired by his life and his planned epic ride, over 1,500 people took part in more than 50 local events which included biking, walking, canoeing, hiking, running, as well as dribbling soccer balls, rocking chairs and lifting weights.  It was clear that whatever activity they chose, people saw their participation in the campaign as an expression of their belief in the importance of peace in our world.  In 2016, On Earth Peace launched our internship program funded in part by the Paul Ziegler Young Peacemaker Fund. 

    Thank you to our sponsors for this event:

    • McPherson College
    • LaVerne Church of the Brethren Games & Goodies Group
    • On Earth Peace Intern Alumni
    • Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBTQ Interests
    • On Earth Peace Board of Directors
    • Gary & Darlene (Smith) Meyers and Chris & Linda (Smith) Lumsden in Memory of Harold Smith

    To learn more about sponsoring On Earth Peace's 50th Anniversary events, contact Marie at [email protected].

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