On Earth Peace has endorsed the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” and is inviting congregations to join with the campaign’s efforts in their own states. The Poor People’s Campaign is reigniting an effort to bring people who are poor and disenfranchised together as happened in the months before the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr.Read more
The following is a letter I submitted to the editor of my local paper. I live in a very rural part of Kentucky, one of the most staunchly conservative areas in the country. Lately I’ve seen a plethora of social media posts calling out Christians who support the current administration's escalation of anti-immigrant policies, but it occurred to me that many Christians where I live aren’t being exposed to that message.Read more
The April 5-7, 2018 On Earth Peace spring board meeting coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Some OEP board and staff members arrived in Chicago on April 4, to attend the King commemoration service held at the Chicago First Church of the Brethren. Dr. King had an office in this Brethren church during his leadership of the 1966-67 Chicago Freedom Movement. Other board and staff members attended the “Songs of the Chicago Freedom Movement” concert sponsored by OEP’s partner, the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training.Read more
In the weeks following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, students across the nation have been organizing around gun violence and gun control.
These organizing efforts have resulted in two major movements: #NeverAgain and the #MarchForOurLives. Both movements are organized by student survivors of the Parkland shooting and both serve to enact action that would encourage legislators to make sure no more lives are lost due to lack of gun control in the United States.Read more