On Earth Peace is excited and honored to host author Libby Layne to discuss her newly released book "Sadie's Silence" as the first stop on her online book tour!
About the Book: Many of us know and love the story of M.R. Zigler, founder of On Earth Peace. But, how many know him as Sadie's kid brother? “Sadie” Zigler (1882-1922) was born into a family belonging to the often-misunderstood conservative peace and anti-slavery sect, The Church of the Brethren, and lived in a time when women had few choices. "Sadie's Silence" tells of her journey through life, maintaining her courage and tenacity, her intellectual curiosity, and a passion for the underdog. Her story will compel the reader to qualify Sadie as a true Pilgrim.
"My spiritual journey from the cradle of the very conservative Church of the Brethren to the altars of the liberal and progressive Episcopal Church is similar to Sadie's awakening about matters of faith. In reading the books she cherished and read, I have found a kinship that inspired this book. As I researched the life of my Grandmother, Sadie, excepting oral family history, a few of her favorite books, and some of her personal letters, practically nothing was known or had been written about this remarkable woman. Like so many women of her era, she lived in the shadow of the famous men in her life." - Libby Layne
"MR Zigler came from a legacy of peacemakers and continues to influence the journey of a new generation of peacemakers through the organization he founded, On Earth Peace, an agency of the Church of the Brethren, a 'Historic Peace Church.' This book is a testament to that legacy!" - Marie Benner-Rhoades, OEP Youth & Young Adult Peace Formation Director
About the Author: Libby Layne grew up on Sunny Slope Farm in Rockingham County, the setting of Sadie’s Silence. She has a B.S. in Music Education and voice and a M.A. in Counseling. She has spent her life as an integral part of the educational and artistic communities in which she has lived. She has written two other books, The Sound of the Dolphin’s Psalm and Becoming Clara Belle. Libby is also an OEP impact leader. You can read more about her peace and justice story here!
This event will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm-8pm Eastern Time.
We hope to see everyone there! We're excited to share this time and space together!
Any questions or concerns, please email Organizing@OnEarthPeace.org.