About OEP

OEP is an agency of the Church of the Brethren, a "Historic Peace Church."

While our inspiration is rooted in our faith, our programs can help any church, school, community, group, or individual grow in this work without regard to any or no religious affiliation.

We help individuals, churches, and community groups who are ready to learn and use active nonviolence to respond to conflict, injustice, and violence.


Our Invitation, Welcoming All

The OEP community is committed to full inclusion of people of all identities, and to the work of racial justice and anti-racism transformation.

This open welcome is core to the values, vision, and mission that guide all our work.

Everyone from "radical disciples," to "spiritual but not religious," to "nones and dones" find a warm home at OEP to do your work for justice and peace.


Transparency & Accountability

OEP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization committed to financial transparency, and to good stewardship of the time and money provided by our practitioners and supporters.


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