Beyond the Dream

Online Professional Development for Social Change Organizers and Nonviolence Educators

Join On Earth Peace and the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee in an intensive five-month cohort on the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence, built around in-depth reading and discussion. “Beyond the Dream” provides a learning cohort for organizers, trainers and educators to go deep into the nonviolence philosophy and methodology of the US Black Freedom struggle.

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Welcome to New Interns

On Earth Peace welcomes Sawyer Stefanatos as Gender and LGBTQ Justice Organizer intern and Sean Rizvic as MoR (Ministry of Reconciliation) Community Organizer.

Sawyer will connect with our community of practices for Gender Justice and LGBTQ Justice facilitating opportunities for continued learning and dialogue.  They are finishing their BS in Religious Studies and Peace Studies with a certificate of Queer Advocacy at Manchester University.

Sean will connect with our MoR community of practitioners to continue our conflict transformation work.  He is a recent graduate of Manchester University with a degree in Peace Studies, Philosophy, and Math. He is currently living in New York City.

 

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Swing State Song & Story Fest: Becoming the Beloved Community

Some 90 people had a dry and beautiful week at Inspiration Hills Camp and Retreat Center in northern Ohio, July 8-14 this summer. We gathered in this “swing state” to consider how God is calling the church and our country to become a Beloved Community, rather than a divided camp of political and theological combatants.  Each day we focused one of the key attributes of a beloved community, namely: a community that is Grounded in God, who loves all people, all creation; is Insistently Inclusive, Courageously Christian, follows Jesus’ way of being Consistently Compassionate, Prophetically Progressive, Oddly Organized, and Clearly Committed.  Through stories and music and community interaction, we opened ourselves to the holy so that our life and work and struggles could move in time with the Spirit of Life to help us become God’s Beloved Community.

 

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Youth Peace Advocate, Laura Hay

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National Youth Conference- Peace Retreat Winner Announced

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