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“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

2 Peter 3:13 (8-15), King James Version 

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Internship Opportunities

On Earth Peace has a number of internships openings including Development & Database Assistant, Newsletter Editor, Social Media Organizer, and Racial Justice Organizer.  To learn more about these openings and more, please read below.

On Earth Peace’s internship opportunities for young adults age 18-24, college students, recent grads, and graduate students. Interns work closely with our executive director, program directors, and program partners.  Internships are paid.  For more information on OEP’s internship program including how to apply visit our website or email Marie Benner-Rhoades

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Being Built Together as the Beloved Community (Print Newsletter Articles)

The Fall 2017 newsletter reflected on Being Built Together as the Beloved Community. Here are the articles shared with us: 

  • Being Built Together as the Beloved Community - Marie Benner-Rhoades
  • Building the Beloved Community - Aaron Saari
  • Intersectionality and the Beloved CommunityHeidi Gross and Amaha Sellassie
  • Scripture Reflection: Ephesians 2:19-22 NIV -  Barbara Avent
  • Environmental Justice: A Case Study for the Beloved Community - Annika Harley, OEP Environmental Justice Intern
  • Dayton OH: Organizing for the Beloved Community - Emily Parsons, OEP Racial Justice Intern

 

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OEP Board of Directors Meet - Oct 10th, 2017

This is a reflection on the OEP Board of Director's meeting shared by Jordan Bles, a member of the board and finance committee. 

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Reflecting on Charlottesville - Lamar Gibson

What follows are the reflections of staff member Lamar Gibson and the complete, unedited responses to the OEP statement on Charlottesville.


When I arrived at On Earth Peace, my staff colleagues and a few board members told me that while our support for inclusion of LGBTQ brothers and sisters in the life of the church was the “safe” issue for OEP’s opponents (within the Church of the Brethren) to point to when criticizing the organization, the issue that we received the most vitriolic feedback around was our support of Black Lives Matter. It didn’t take me long to see it for myself. Email responses to racial justice organizing opportunities are almost always met with a few nasty responses about how divisive OEP is and how Black Lives Matter and other groups that support them are “terrorist organizations.” We would often share the responses amongst ourselves and continue to do our work. At other times, we would spend an inordinate amount of time crafting responses to people who had no interest in a serious conversation. We rarely shared what we were experiencing publicly and, in doing so, we gave a pass to people who claimed that we were heretics while creating more pain for the people and communities we have made commitments to stand with. For people of color who are close to OEP, watching this unfold has caused some of us to leave the organization or to feel alienated while we remain part of it.

 

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